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An empirical investigation of the laser survivability curve: IV
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a first look at the application of maximum likelihood estimation methods to S on 1 testing by comparing results with an analysis that is typical of our previous reports and consistent with ISO 21254. In traditional, ISO tests, the data collected from an S on 1 test is processed to give a set of fluences representing the no-damage or safe operating fluence (SOF) as a function of the number of shots. The (SOF,N) ordered pairs are then fitted to a model and the model is used to extrapolate the SOF to large values of N. In the present report, the entire data set from an ISO S on 1 test is processed via maximum likelihood methods to estimate the probability curve as a function of fluence, P(Φ). The probability of survival to N shots is calculated, under the assumption that P is independent of N, to give the final results. The maximum likelihood method shows promise for application to S on 1 testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8885, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2013, 88851P (15 November 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2030390
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathan Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Wolfgang Riede, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Alessandra Ciapponi, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Paul Allenspacher, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Jon Herringer, Arrow Thin Films, Inc. (United States)
Denny Wernham, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8885:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2013
Gregory J. Exarhos; Vitaly E. Gruzdev; Joseph A. Menapace; Detlev Ristau; MJ Soileau, Editor(s)

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