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Laser damage, a new US standard: What is in it for me?
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Paper Abstract

Successful commerce of science and technology requires standardization of measurement. Today more than ever, there is need for a new Optical Laser Damage standard to increase the efficiency of commerce in the optical industry. The current Laser Damage Standard, ISO 21254, is overly complicated for a general seller/buyer and can produce ambiguous results. To address the challenges to efficient commerce from ISO 21254, OEOSC Task Force 7 (TF7) is developing a new US laser damage standard. The new standard is based on a measurement theory approach and introduced and examined. The optical manufacturer (seller) directly benefits from an operationally effective means to determine acceptance criteria around the ability of categorizing optics that will meet customer’s requirements. OEOSC Task Group TF7 is seeking broad industry support to develop the most useful and robust standard possible. The new US Laser Damage Standard will benefit the optical manufacturing industry and customers alike that use optics susceptible to laser damage in their applications by providing a clear unambiguous pass or fail result. The paper will conclude with a discussion of the path forward in the development of the US laser damage standard.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2020
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 11261, Components and Packaging for Laser Systems VI, 112610Z (21 February 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2546571
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Donna J. Howland, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Jonathan Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Michael D. Thomas, Spica Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Trey Turner, Research Electro-Optics, Inc. (United States)
John Bellum, Coherent Technologies (United States)
C. Wren Carr, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Matthew Brophy, Optimax Systems, Inc. (United States)
Allen Krisiloff, Triptar Lens Co., Inc. (United States)
Nathan Carlie, Edmund Optics Inc. (United States)
Matthew Dabney, Edmund Optics Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11261:
Components and Packaging for Laser Systems VI
Alexei L. Glebov; Paul O. Leisher, Editor(s)

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