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  • Main Title Optical Damage Threshold of Silicon for Ultrafast Infrared Pulses


  • Author: Cowan, B.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: /SLAC


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
    Place of Publication: [Menlo Park, California]
    Additional Info: SLAC


  • Creation: 2006-09-07


  • English


  • Content Description: While silicon has several properties making it an attractive material for structure-based laser-driven acceleration, its optical damage threshold, a key parameter for high-gradient acceleration, has been unknown. Here we present measurements of the optical damage threshold of crystalline silicon for ultrafast pulses in the mid-infrared. The wavelengths tested span a range from the telecommunications band at 1550 nm extending longer toward the two-photon absorption threshold at around 2200 nm. We discuss the prevailing theories of ultrafast optical breakdown, describe the experimental setup and preliminary results, and propose a relevant performance parameter for candidate accelerator structures.
  • Physical Description: 7 pages


  • Keyword: Accelerators,Accphy, Matsci, Optics
  • Keyword: Acceleration
  • Keyword: Breakdown
  • Keyword: Absorption
  • STI Subject Categories: 43 Particle Accelerators
  • Keyword: Wavelengths Accelerators,Accphy, Matsci, Optics
  • Keyword: Accelerators
  • Keyword: Performance
  • Keyword: Silicon


  • Conference: Prepared for 12th Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop (AAC 2006), Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 10-15 Jul 2006


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: SLAC-PUB-12089
  • Grant Number: AC02-76SF00515
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 891232
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc882699


  • Display Note: http://www.slac.stanford.edu/cgi-wrap/pubpage?slac-pub-12089.html