Sub-picosecond optical damaging of silica

Time resolved measurements of light induced damage threshold

S. Juodkazis, A. Marcinkevičius, M. Watanabe, V. Mizeikis, Shigeki Matsuo, H. Misawa

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Abstract

We investigate damage of purified silica (transmission band down to 160 nm) by sub-ps light pulses having a wave-length of 795 nm. Illumination by 350 fs duration pulses focused by a high numerical aperture NA = 1.35 microscope objective results in one of the lowest reported values for the single-shot bulk light-induced damage threshold (LIDT) of 5 J/cm 2, well below the critical self-focusing power in silica. We have also investigated peculiarities of damage by two coincident laser pulses (duration 440 fs) having power of about 0.5 × LIDT, and linearly cross-polarized to avoid interference effects. The reduction of LIDT in silica is demonstrated for an elevated lattice temperature T=400 K, at which the thermal linear/volume expansion coefficient has its maximum. Comparison between the LIDT values obtained from the numeric simulation and experiments demonstrates, that the critical density of optically generated free carriers corresponding to LIDT n cr≃10 21 cm -3 is reached during the first half time of the laser pulse illumination(0.2 ps).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsG.J. Exarhos, A.H. Guenther, M.R. Kozlowski, K.L. Lewis, M.J. Soileau
Pages212-222
Number of pages11
Volume4347
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd Annual Boulder Damage Symposium - Laser-Induced Damaged in Optical Materials: 2000 - Boulder, CO, United States
Duration: 2000 Oct 162000 Oct 18

Other

Other32nd Annual Boulder Damage Symposium - Laser-Induced Damaged in Optical Materials: 2000
CountryUnited States
CityBoulder, CO
Period00/10/1600/10/18

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Keywords

  • Defects
  • Light-induced damage threshold
  • Silica
  • Time-resolved measurements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Juodkazis, S., Marcinkevičius, A., Watanabe, M., Mizeikis, V., Matsuo, S., & Misawa, H. (2001). Sub-picosecond optical damaging of silica: Time resolved measurements of light induced damage threshold. In G. J. Exarhos, A. H. Guenther, M. R. Kozlowski, K. L. Lewis, & M. J. Soileau (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 4347, pp. 212-222) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.425013

Sub-picosecond optical damaging of silica : Time resolved measurements of light induced damage threshold. / Juodkazis, S.; Marcinkevičius, A.; Watanabe, M.; Mizeikis, V.; Matsuo, Shigeki; Misawa, H.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / G.J. Exarhos; A.H. Guenther; M.R. Kozlowski; K.L. Lewis; M.J. Soileau. Vol. 4347 2001. p. 212-222.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Juodkazis, S, Marcinkevičius, A, Watanabe, M, Mizeikis, V, Matsuo, S & Misawa, H 2001, Sub-picosecond optical damaging of silica: Time resolved measurements of light induced damage threshold. in GJ Exarhos, AH Guenther, MR Kozlowski, KL Lewis & MJ Soileau (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 4347, pp. 212-222, 32nd Annual Boulder Damage Symposium - Laser-Induced Damaged in Optical Materials: 2000, Boulder, CO, United States, 00/10/16. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.425013
Juodkazis S, Marcinkevičius A, Watanabe M, Mizeikis V, Matsuo S, Misawa H. Sub-picosecond optical damaging of silica: Time resolved measurements of light induced damage threshold. In Exarhos GJ, Guenther AH, Kozlowski MR, Lewis KL, Soileau MJ, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4347. 2001. p. 212-222 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.425013
Juodkazis, S. ; Marcinkevičius, A. ; Watanabe, M. ; Mizeikis, V. ; Matsuo, Shigeki ; Misawa, H. / Sub-picosecond optical damaging of silica : Time resolved measurements of light induced damage threshold. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / G.J. Exarhos ; A.H. Guenther ; M.R. Kozlowski ; K.L. Lewis ; M.J. Soileau. Vol. 4347 2001. pp. 212-222
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