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Revised damage frequency method for the determination of laser damage threshold
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents in detail a variant of the damage frequency method for determining laser damage threshold. The procedure includes the definition of an initial search to estimate the location in fluence of the 0%, 60% and 100% damage probability points and a test exposure protocol. The preliminary search yields information that is used to determine both the maximal test fluence and the fluence step size. The fluence range is restricted to the domain of the probability versus fluence curve where the probability of damage is between 0% and approximately 60%. The exposure protocol requires a minimum number of damage events be observed at a given fluence, to reduce statistical error.

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Date Published: 28 July 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2114, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1993, (28 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180937
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Jonathan W. Arenberg, TRW Space and Technology Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2114:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1993
Harold E. Bennett; Lloyd L. Chase; Arthur H. Guenther; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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