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Error analysis of ISO 11551
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Paper Abstract

This paper introduces an error analysis of the international standard procedure for the measurement of optical absorption, ISO 11551. In this paper expression are developed for the uncertainty in a given absorptance measurement. The expressions for the uncertainty are developed using a standard propagation of error technique for both the pulse and gradient method. The paper includes uncertainty calculations based on typical experimental parameter values and their associated uncertainties for both methods. It is shown that measurements made by the pulse method have smaller uncertainty than gradient method measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3902, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1999, (3 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.379344
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Jonathan W. Arenberg, TRW Space and Electronics Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3902:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1999
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Mark R. Kozlowski; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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