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An empirical investigation of the laser survivability curve: II
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we report on the second installment of our ongoing investigation into the nature of the laser survivability curve (LSC). The LSC has been traditionally viewed as a curve in the plane defined by fluence,φ , and the number of shots, N, which defines the frontier of assured survival. In this year's report we expand the concept of the survivability curve to a surface of survival, the laser survival surface (LSS), which is in turn used to develop a conditional probability estimate for survival. This conditional probability viewpoint is discussed as a possible basis for a cost-efficient life time test. The LSS is developed for test results at 1064 nm wavelength taken at atmospheric pressure and at vacuum.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 November 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8190, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2011, 819019 (22 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.899271
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathan Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Wolfgang Riede, German Aerospace Ctr. (Germany)
Alessandra Ciapponi, German Aerospace Ctr. (Germany)
Paul Allenspacher, German Aerospace Ctr. (Germany)
Jon Herringer, Arrow Thin Films, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8190:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2011
Gregory J. Exarhos; Vitaly E. Gruzdev; Joseph A. Menapace; Detlev Ristau; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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