The American Society for Testing and Materials, through the Optically Pumped Laser Section - Committee F1.02, is developing standard test methods and practices for optical testing, evaluation, and fabrication. These standards are developed within a framework of producer, user, and general interest persons by obtaining a consensus. Each test method is subjected to round-robin testing and carries with it a validated precision statement. This paper describes these optical test methods and invites suggestions and contributions of effort in the Section toward additional optical and laser standards. Nine ASTM standards are reprinted for easy reference by optical scientists.
D. H. Liebenberg, D. H. Liebenberg,
"Optical Standards And The American Society For Testing And Materials (ASTM)", Proc. SPIE 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979, (13 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.957736; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957736