Accession Number:

ADA011609

Title:

10.6 MICROMETER Pulsed Laser Damage in ZnSe,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-06-18

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The effect of 10.6 micrometer pulsed laser radiation on large grain ZnSe is examined with respect to the local crystallography of the material. In particular, the presence of twin boundaries, a common defect in II-VI materials, is shown to have very little effect on the damage threshold. Damage effects were monitored by Nomarski interference contrast microscopy, electron microscopy and x-ray topography.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE