Applied Physics B

, Volume 70, Issue 2, pp 195–201

Investigation of bulk laser damage in KDP crystal as a function of laser irradiation direction, polarization, and wavelength

  • H. Yoshida
  • T. Jitsuno
  • H. Fujita
  • M. Nakatsuka
  • M. Yoshimura
  • T. Sasaki
  • K. Yoshida

DOI: 10.1007/s003400050032

Cite this article as:
Yoshida, H., Jitsuno, T., Fujita, H. et al. Appl Phys B (2000) 70: 195. doi:10.1007/s003400050032

Abstract.

Bulk laser-induced damage in KDP crystal was measured using a single-shot 1-ns pulse Nd:YAG laser in a transverse and longitudinal single mode. It is found that the damage threshold of KDP single crystal depends on the laser irradiation direction, polarization direction and laser wavelength. The damage threshold in the direction of c axis is about two times higher than that of in the a(b) axis at 0.532 and 1.064 μm wavelength. This result is consistent with the mechanical strength tests for various directions of KDP crystal.

PACS: 77.84.Fa; 42.70.Mp

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© Springer-Verlag 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Yoshida
    • 1
  • T. Jitsuno
    • 1
  • H. Fujita
    • 1
  • M. Nakatsuka
    • 1
  • M. Yoshimura
    • 2
  • T. Sasaki
    • 2
  • K. Yoshida
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871 Japan (Fax: +81-06/6877-0900, E-mail: hideyo@ile.osaka-u.ac.jp)JP
  2. 2.Department of Electrical Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871 JapanJP
  3. 3.Department of Electronic Engineering, Osaka Institute of Technology, 5-16-1 Ohmiya, Osaka 535-8585 JapanJP