The failure of high power optics due to dirt and airborne particles

Joseph Talghader, Andrew Brown, Tirtha Mitra

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Abstract

Materials with high bandgaps are resistant to particle-induced breakdown under CW illumination because evaporating contaminants then generate fewer free carriers near the surface. Laser-accelerated atmospheric particles induce failure even more strongly than fixed surface particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Solid State Lasers - Proceedings Laser Congress 2019 (ASSL, LAC, LS and C)
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)9781943580682
StatePublished - 2019
EventAdvanced Solid State Lasers, ASSL 2019 - Part of Laser Congress 2019 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Sep 29 2019Oct 3 2019

Publication series

NameAdvanced Solid State Lasers - Proceedings Laser Congress 2019 (ASSL, LAC, LS and C)

Conference

ConferenceAdvanced Solid State Lasers, ASSL 2019 - Part of Laser Congress 2019
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period9/29/1910/3/19

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to thank the Directed Energy Joint Technology Office (DEJTO) and Office of Naval Research under grants N00014-16-1-3118 and N00014-17-1-2438.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 The Author(s).

Copyright:
Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

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