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A maximum likelihood method for the measurement of laser damage behavior
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Paper Abstract

This paper introduces a method to determine the uncertainty in the model parameters for a laser damage measurement analyzed via maximum likelihood methods. The behavior of the model parameters with the number of sites (search length) is examined using repeated measurements of a virtual optic. This virtual optic is represented by a probability curve that is a cumulative Gaussian. The damage model is a 2 parameter Weibull distribution. Measurements of various lengths are used to establish convergence of the model parameters. It is shown that increasing search length decreases the variance in the parameters and that the parameters are basically independent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9237, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2014, 923717 (31 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2068256
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Jonathan W. Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Micheal D. Thomas, Spica Technologies, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9237:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2014
Gregory J. Exarhos; Vitaly E. Gruzdev; Joseph A. Menapace; Detlev Ristau; MJ Soileau; Detlev Ristau, Editor(s)

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