Accession Number : ADD003399
Title : Method and Apparatus for Determining the Mechanism Responsible for Laser-Induced Damage.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Milam,David ; Bradbury,Rudolph A ; Picard,Richard H ; Bass,Michael
Report Date : 28 Dec 1976
Pagination or Media Count : 9
Abstract : A system is described for determining the mechanism responsible for laser-induced damage in a sample which uses a procedure of sequentially irradiating a large number of sites using a tightly focused laser beam whose intensity is constant in time. A statistical analysis of survival times yields a determination that damage was due to one of the following mechanisms: linear absorption, nonlinear absorption, absorbing inclusions, mechanical defects, or electron-avalanche breakdown.
Descriptors : *Lasers, *Radiation effects, *Test methods, *Patents, Instrumentation, Mirrors, Reflectors, Damage assessment, Physical properties, Absorption(Physical), Defects(Materials), Statistical analysis, Avalanche effect(Electronics), Optical equipment
Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE