The developments in the field of lasers and laser optics have placed increasingly demanding requirements on optical components designed for use in state of the art laser systems. Specifications for these components are often imposed without considering the requirements of the fabricator and can result in excessive costs and lengthened delivery times. The dichotomy of the specifying user and the component fabricator needs to be explored and resolved industry wide.
Manfred W. Grindel,
"Overview Of Specifications For Laser Optical Components", Proc. SPIE 0406, Optical Specifications: Components and Systems, (9 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935676; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.935676