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Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials

1st Edition

Edited by Detlev Ristau

CRC Press

551 pages

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Dedicated to users and developers of high-powered systems, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials focuses on the research field of laser-induced damage and explores the significant and steady growth of applications for high-power lasers in the academic, industrial, and military arenas. Written by renowned experts in the field, this book concentr

Table of Contents

Section I Fundamentals. Laser-Induced Damage Phenomena in Optics: A Historical Overview. Laser-Induced Damage by Thermal Effects. Defect-Induced Damage. Self-Focusing and Nonlinear Effects. Femtosecond Laser-Induced Damage in Dielectric Materials. Section II Measurements. Measurement and Detection of Laser-Induced Damage. Statistics of Laser Damage Threshold Measurements. Measurement of Light Scattering, Transmittance, and Reflectance. Section III Materials, Surfaces, Thin Films, and Contamination. Quartz and Glasses. Crystalline Materials for UV Applications. Materials for Lasers: Frequency Conversion, Q-Switching, and Active Materials. Surface Manufacturing and Treatment. Introduction to Optical Coatings and Thin Film Production. High-Power Coatings for NIR Lasers. Coatings for fs Lasers. Spaceborne Applications. Section IV Applications. Lithography in the Deep Ultraviolet and Extreme Ultraviolet. Free-Electron Lasers. The High-Energy Petawatt Laser PHELIX and its High-Power Optics. Index.

About the Editor

Detlev Ristau completed his study of physics at the University of Hannover in 1982 and was awarded a scholarship at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He returned to Germany in 1983 and received his PhD at the University of Hannover in 1988. He is presently the director of the Department of Laser Components at the Laser Zentrum Hannover. After receiving a state doctorate in 2008, he was appointed professor for applied physics at the Leibniz University in Hannover in 2010. Professor Ristau is the author or coauthor of more than 300 technical papers and has published several book chapters.

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