15 November 2013 An empirical investigation of the laser survivability curve: IV
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This paper presents a first look at the application of maximum likelihood estimation methods to S on 1 testing by comparing results with an analysis that is typical of our previous reports and consistent with ISO 21254. In traditional, ISO tests, the data collected from an S on 1 test is processed to give a set of fluences representing the no-damage or safe operating fluence (SOF) as a function of the number of shots. The (SOF,N) ordered pairs are then fitted to a model and the model is used to extrapolate the SOF to large values of N. In the present report, the entire data set from an ISO S on 1 test is processed via maximum likelihood methods to estimate the probability curve as a function of fluence, P(Φ). The probability of survival to N shots is calculated, under the assumption that P is independent of N, to give the final results. The maximum likelihood method shows promise for application to S on 1 testing.
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Jonathan Arenberg, Jonathan Arenberg, Wolfgang Riede, Wolfgang Riede, Alessandra Ciapponi, Alessandra Ciapponi, Paul Allenspacher, Paul Allenspacher, Jon Herringer, Jon Herringer, Denny Wernham, Denny Wernham, } "An empirical investigation of the laser survivability curve: IV", Proc. SPIE 8885, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2013, 88851P (15 November 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2030390; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2030390
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