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6 December 2016 Laser induced damage threshold of optical fibers under ns pulses
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Fused silica based optical fibers are broadly used for beam delivery in laser technology, mostly for continuous lasers. However, powerful pulsed beams are still very challenging for optical fiber technology; in particular in the field of pulsed lasers providing ns-length pulses or shorter at high repetition rate. According to the current knowledge, laser induced damage threshold (LIDT) of optical fiber surfaces does not achieve values generally represented for properly treated fused silica. Therefore, broader testing and understanding of optical fibers surface laser induced damage threshold and influencing factors is a key in utilization of optical fibers in pulsed lasers.
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Jan Vanda, Mihai-George Muresan, Vojtech Bilek, Matej Sebek, Martin Hanus, Antonio Lucianetti, Daniela Rostohar, and Tomas Mocek "Laser induced damage threshold of optical fibers under ns pulses", Proc. SPIE 10014, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 2016, 100140T (6 December 2016);


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