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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