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Requirements for the detection of damage events and measurement of laser fluence for high-quality damage threshold measurements
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Paper Abstract

The accuracy and precision of a laser damage threshold determination is affected by the uncertainty in the data used. The uncertainty in the data comes from two sources. The first source is imprecise knowledge of the independent variable, the laser fluence. The other source is the uncertainty in the measured damage frequency. The two uncertainties are added in quadrature to yield the final data point uncertainty. Since the uncertainties add in quadrature, it is not advantageous to make one source very small without an effort to lower both. It is shown that the dominant source of uncertainty is in the measurement of the damage frequency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2114, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1993, (28 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180938
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Jonathan W. Arenberg, TRW Space and Electronics Group (United States)

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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