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Optical Engineering

Direct comparision of the damage frequency method and binary search technique
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Paper Abstract

We present a direct comparison of two techniques for the determination of laser damage threshold. The two techniques are compared for their accuracy and repeatability and analyzed to understand the intrinsic biases of each test. We show that the damage frequency method underestimates the true value and has poor repeatability and the binary search method over-estimates the threshold, but is the more repeatable method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 51(12) 121819 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.12.121819
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 51, Issue 12
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Jonathan W. Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)

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