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Extrapolation of the probability of survival of a large-area optic based on a small sample
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a derivation of the scaling of the probability or survival laser damage resistance measurements. The analysis based on the Weibull distribution which provides a means to extrapolate the probability of survival of a large optic based on a small sample. Initially, it is shown that if the intrinsic probability of survival is given by a Weibull distribution, the Weibull also describes the probability for an arbitrary shape. This analysis is extended and a scaling of the probabilities of survival for two different sizes and shapes of interrogation lasers is derived. The work concludes with an example of the scaling procedure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4347, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2000, (12 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425064
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Jonathan W. Arenberg, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4347:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2000
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Mark R. Kozlowski; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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