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Chin. Opt. Lett.
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Absorption modification by laser irradiation in DKDP crystals
Xiaocong Peng1;2, Yuanan Zhao1;3, Yueliang Wang1;2;4, Guohang Hu1, Liujiang Yang1, and Jianda Shao1
1 Key Laboratory of Materials for High Power Laser, [Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences], Shanghai 201 800, China
2 [University of Chinese Academy of Sciences], Beijing 100049, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Applied Optics, [Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences], Changchun 13 003 3 , China
4 [National Engineering Laboratory for Modern Materials Surface Engineering Technology, Guangdong Institute of New Materials], Guangzhou 510650, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2018, 16(05): pp.051601

Keywords(OCIS Code): 160.4670  190.4180  160.4760  

Laser-induced modification at 355 nm of deuterated potassium dihydrogen phosphate (DKDP) crystals following exposure to nanosecond (ns) and sub-ns laser irradiation is investigated in order to probe the absorption mechanism in damage initiation. Laser damage resistance is greatly improved by sub-ns laser conditioning, whereas only a little improvement occurred after ns laser conditioning at the same laser fluence. Moreover, scattering and transmittance variations after the two types of laser conditioning indicate similar reduction of linear absorption. However, by contrast, large differences on nonlinear absorption modification are discovered using Z-scan measurement. This characteristic absorption modification by laser irradiation provides evidence that a nonlinear absorption mechanism plays a key role in damage initiation at 355 nm.

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Get Citation: Xiaocong Peng, Yuanan Zhao, Yueliang Wang, Guohang Hu, Liujiang Yang, and Jianda Shao, "Absorption modification by laser irradiation in DKDP crystals," Chin. Opt. Lett. 16(05), 051601(2018)

Note: This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 61405219 and 11304328).


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