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A theory for the evaluation of the quality of laser damage metrics (Conference Presentation)

Paper Abstract

The quality of a measurement is a combination of its accuracy and precision. Namely, the ability to repeatedly get the correct result and to agree with results from other’s measurements. This paper develops a theory for the evaluation of the laser damage performance of an optic, a laser damage metric. The theory is formulated as the convolution of the distributions of the underlying physical property, the test procedure and the traceable calibration. This theory is applied to several candidate laser damage metrics. The driving factors on the quality of metrics are isolated and discussed. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of each metric’s driving factor limiting measurement quality and lessons learned for the design of future metrics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 December 2019
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Proc. SPIE 11173, Laser-induced Damage in Optical Materials 2019, 1117304 (3 December 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2536373
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Jonathan W. Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11173:
Laser-induced Damage in Optical Materials 2019
Christopher Wren Carr; Vitaly E. Gruzdev; Detlev Ristau; Carmen S. Menoni, Editor(s)

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