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

In this paper, we report on a continuing multi-year empirical investigation into the nature of the laser survivability curve. The laser survivability curve is the onset threshold as a function of shot number. This empirical investigation is motivated by the desire to design a universal procedure for the measurement of the so-called S on 1 damage threshold. In this year’s paper we investigate the usefulness of scaling the fluence with shot number. First the scaling process is defined and applied to a result from our experimental archives. The probability of damage curve for a single shot test is extrapolated to 104 shots. The scaled result is shown to be very close the observed results providing a basis for extrapolation to very large values of n.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9237, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2014, 923723 (31 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2068257
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathan Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Wolfgang Riede, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Allesandra Ciapponi, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Paul Allenspacher, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Jon Herringer, Arrow Thin Films, Inc. (United States)
Denny Wernham, European Space Agency (Netherlands)

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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