Standardized laser test methods are necessary for valid comparison by customers of published results for both characterization tests and reliability tests. Although progress in standards has been made in the past five years, much more work remains to be addressed. The status of U.S. and international test standards is discussed and compared to Bellcore generic criteria. Background information is also provided on the nature of various standards organizations.
James L. Spencer,
"Progress in standards for laser reliability testing", Proc. SPIE 2148, Laser Diode Technology and Applications VI, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176633; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176633