21 November 2017 U.S. National Committee proposed revision to the ISO Laser Damage Standard
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This paper reports on the fundamental idea behind a US National Committee, The Optics and Electro-Optics Standards Council (OEOSC) Task Force (TF) 7, proposal for a so-called Type 1 laser damage test procedure. A Type 1 test is designed to give a simple binary, pass or fail, result. Such tests are intended for the transactional type of damage testing typical of acceptance and quality control testing. As such is it intended for bulk of certification of optics for the ability to survive a given fluence, useful for manufacturers of optics and their customers, the system builders. At the root of the proposed method is the probability that an optic of area A will have R or less damage occurrences with a user specified probability P at test fluence Φ. This assessment is made by a survey of area and the observation of n events. The paper presents the derivation of probability of N or less damage sites on A given n events observed in area a. The paper concludes with the remaining steps to development of a useful test procedure based on the idea presented.
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Jonathan W. Arenberg, Jonathan W. Arenberg, Donna Howland, Donna Howland, Michael Thomas, Michael Thomas, Trey Turner, Trey Turner, John Bellum, John Bellum, Ella Field, Ella Field, C. Wren Carr, C. Wren Carr, Gary Shaffer, Gary Shaffer, Matthew Brophy, Matthew Brophy, Allen Krisiloff, Allen Krisiloff, } "U.S. National Committee proposed revision to the ISO Laser Damage Standard", Proc. SPIE 10447, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 2017, 104471E (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2280559; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2280559

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