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13 May 1997 Pulsed laser damage on ZnS optics
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AEROSPATIALE Corporate Research Center conducts since 1989 experimental works on the interaction of lasers on optical materials. Those works are part of an approach to understand physical mechanisms leading to the observed damages. Several means of diagnostic have been developed to study the pulse duration and wavelength dependence of those processes. The damages observed in the nanosecond and the millisecond regime can be explained by a change in the mechanism. This observation is based on morphological examinations of the damage and on measured pulse duration and wavelength dependence. Furthermore, a numerical analysis of the temperature in the samples has been computed to strengthen this observation.
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Christophe Hubert-Habart, Enrique Fontana, and Vincent Baudinaud "Pulsed laser damage on ZnS optics", Proc. SPIE 2966, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1996, (13 May 1997);

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