The specification and characterization of particulate contamination is an area of active interest for ISO TC172/SC9/WG6. The starting point for the development of a new ISO standard is the US national standard, MIL-STD-1246. The paper will discuss the basic framework for MIL-1246 and introduce the issues that need to be addressed before a complete ISO standard for particulate contamination of optics can be issued. It is also hoped that this paper will stimulate discussion leading to a more complete and useful standard.
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Jonathan W. Arenberg, "Characterization of particulate contamination of optics", Proc. SPIE 4932, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2002 and 7th International Workshop on Laser Beam and Optics Characterization, (30 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.472003; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.472003

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