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Spatial fluence profile for certification test of laser damage resistance: call for comments
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a technique for certifying the laser power handling capability of a laser optic. This paper is being presented so that community comments can be collected and incorporated before the issuance of a draft international standard based in the technique defined in the paper in 1997. The paper derives the curve for the probability of the optic surviving a series of exposures to laser irradiation as a function of the laser fluence profile, the number of damage initiation sites on the optic and the fraction of the test optic irradiated at or above a specific level. Of general interest to the community is the discussion of the proper fluence profile for the certification test.

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Date Published: 13 May 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2966, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1996, (13 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274223
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Jonathan W. Arenberg, TRW Space and Electronics Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2966:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1996
Harold E. Bennett; Arthur H. Guenther; Mark R. Kozlowski; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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