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Use of order statistics in the determination of laser damage threshold
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Paper Abstract

This paper introduces the role of search length in laser damage threshold measurements. It is shown that the search length, the number of interrogations, is an important parameter in the determination of threshold. Order statistics are introduced to be able to scale from one search length to another. This scaling is applied to experimental data and shown to account for differences between measurements made on similar samples by different organizations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4679, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2001, (9 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461701
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Jonathan W. Arenberg, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4679:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2001
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

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