Dielectric breakdown threshold, two-photon absorption, and other optical damage mechanisms in diamond

Author(s): P. Liu ; R. Yen ; N. Bloembergen
Sponsor(s): IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 August 1978
Volume: 14
Page(s): 574 - 576
ISSN (Paper): 0018-9197
ISSN (Online): 1558-1713
DOI: 10.1109/JQE.1978.1069857



The breakdown threshold and two-photon absorption coefficient are measured in diamond with picosecond pulses at 1.06 and 0.53 μm. The rms breakdown threshold at 1.06 μm is 21.5 MV/cm. The two-photon absorption coefficient at 0.53 μm is less than2.6 \times 10^{-4}cm/MW.