Today a user of laser diodes faces a complex problem when assessing the performance characteristics and expected life of different products. This paper describes the various practices that have proliferated in the absence of needed standards. In addition, a number of quality and reliability implications related to these practices are explored.
James L. Spencer, James L. Spencer,
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