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Interpretation of the result of a laser damage measurement
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an interpretation of the meaning of the result of a damage measurement. The motivation of this work is to understand under what conditions identical results can be expected from measurements on samples coming from the same production process. The interpretation is developed from the properties of a generalized probability of damage that represents the manufacturing process, M(φ). The probabilities of damage for each sample in the production run, P(φ) is modeled as a sampling of M(φ). The P(φ) are then analyzed using first order statistics to determine the likely outcomes of the measurements. It is hoped that this work will begin to shed some light on questions of damage test sample to sample variation and repeatability. This work is also intended to help develop consensus on expectations for measurement accuracy and precision.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5273, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2003, (10 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.521964
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Jonathan W. Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5273:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2003
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Norbert Kaiser; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

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