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Femtosecond vs. Nanosecond Laser Damage Thresholds

Femtosecond vs. Nanosecond Laser Damage Thresholds

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Femtosecond vs. Nanosecond

Laser Damage Thresholds

Join us for a discussion about how laser damage threshold (LDT) is affected by laser pulse duration
and how to ensure your laser optics are specified properly.

Thursday, July 25 | 11AM ET/17 CEST

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Not All Pulses Are Created Equal

We invite you to attend this 45-minute webinar presented by Dr. Matthew Dabney, Principal R&D Engineer at Edmund Optics®, and Dr. Mathias Mende, Senior Optical Coating Designer at Edmund Optics®.

Join this event to learn the differences between the laser damage thresholds for femtosecond and nanosecond laser pulse durations.

At the end of this webinar, attendees will have a strong understanding of:

  • Applications in which each laser technology is preferable
  • Different mechanisms for generating laser-induced damage at each pulse duration regime
  • When and when not to scale laser damage thresholds across different parameters
 

Meet the Presenter
Dr. Matthew Dabney

Dr. Matthew Dabney

Principal Laser Engineer

He has over 30 years of experience researching how lasers interact with materials. He also fabricated and qualified most of the optics on the Hubble Telescope. Matthew joined Edmund Optics in 2019 and has established a laser lab to research the laser damage threshold (LDT) of various materials. He has published over 30 scientific papers on topics ranging from pulsed laser deposition of novel transparent conducting oxides, laser nucleation and growth of silicon, the safe use of Class 4 lasers in industrial settings, and developing a robust LDT testbed. Matthew holds a master's and PhD degree in materials science from Colorado School of Mines.

 

Meet the Presenter
Dr. Mathias Mende

Dr. Mathias Mende

Senior Optical Coating Designer

He spent the last two years focusing on thin film design at Edmund Optics after 10 years of working at Laseroptik GmbH. Mathias earned a PhD degree in physics from the Leibniz University Hannover. He has over 15 years of experience in thin-film design and process development for ion-beam sputtered coatings used with high-power lasers.

 

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Application Notes

Technical information and application examples including theoretical explanations, equations, graphical illustrations, and much more.

Understanding and Specifying LIDT of Laser Components
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Laser Damage Threshold Testing
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Uncertainty in LIDT Specifications
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LIDT for Ultrafast Lasers
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Laser Damage Threshold: A Critical and Often Misunderstood Specification 
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