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Measurement of optical absorptance according to ISO 11551: parallel round-robin test at 10.6 um
Author(s): Detlev Ristau; Uwe Willamowski; Herbert Welling
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Paper Abstract

For an elaborate assessment of the laser-calorimetric standard practice described in the International Standard ISO 11551 'Test methods for absorptance of optical laser components' an extended international round-robin test has been performed. In contrast to a former experiment with a serial concept, in the present parallel test identical commercial sample sets have been sent to the partners after an initial measurement of absorptance at the coordinator, where the experiment was completed by a final inspection and second screening measurement of absorptance. The result of the round-robin test are compared and evaluated on the basis of standard evaluation techniques and alternative statistical methods. With the exception of a few deviations, which can be attributed to specific properties of the individual measurement systems, a good agreement of the absorption values was observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 1999
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 3578, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1998, (7 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.344389
Show Author Affiliations
Detlev Ristau, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Uwe Willamowski, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Herbert Welling, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3578:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1998
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Mark R. Kozlowski; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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