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Laser damage threshold measurement according to ISO 11254: experimental realization at 1064 nm
Author(s): Alexandra Starke; Achim Bernhardt
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Paper Abstract

Laser damage testing according to ISO 11254 was performed with an automatic testing facility. With a Q-switch Nd:YAG laser up to 700 single `1 on 1' tests were performed for each measurement. A detailed description of the experimental setup is given. Damage was on- line detected by light scatter measurements. Associated problems to this method are discussed here. To evaluate the energy-depended damage frequency values from the measured data, a reliable procedure is needed; different methods are tested. For the linear extrapolation of the damage frequency values to 0% damage frequency, as prescribed by ISO, a certain selection of data points is necessary. We discuss different types of damage statistics and the problems occurring using linear extrapolation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2114, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1993, (28 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180873
Show Author Affiliations
Alexandra Starke, Festkoerper-Laser-Institut Berlin GmbH (Germany)
Achim Bernhardt, Festkoerper-Laser-Institut Berlin GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2114:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1993
Harold E. Bennett; Lloyd L. Chase; Arthur H. Guenther; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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