This paper reports on the fundamental idea behind a US National Committee, The Optics and Electro-Optics Standards
Council (OEOSC) Task Force (TF) 7, proposal for a so-called Type 1 laser damage test procedure. A Type 1 test is
designed to give a simple binary, pass or fail, result. Such tests are intended for the transactional type of damage testing
typical of acceptance and quality control testing. As such is it intended for bulk of certification of optics for the ability
to survive a given fluence, useful for manufacturers of optics and their customers, the system builders. At the root of the proposed method is the probability that an optic of area A will have R or less damage occurrences with a user specified
probability P at test fluence Φ. This assessment is made by a survey of area and the observation of n events. The paper
presents the derivation of probability of N or less damage sites on A given n events observed in area a. The paper
concludes with the remaining steps to development of a useful test procedure based on the idea presented.
Standards for the specification of tolerances for glass material imperfections have been evolving over the past 40 years. Today, several individual ISO Standards for drawings and drawing notation − ISO 10110-2, ISO-10110-3, and ISO- 10110-4, which were last revised in 1996 and 1997 − are being merged and re-written to incorporate technical improvements and enhance the clarity of presentation. The new standard, tentatively numbered ISO 10110-18, is on schedule for release in 2018. It will also provide notation to directly utilize concepts and quality classes defined in ISO 12123, the newly revised standard for raw glass material. New ways to specify striae and a way to specify raw material specifications on a finished part drawing are two additional highlights of the revised versions of this set of ISO standards. This paper will discuss the old shortcomings, their corrections, and the new features incorporated into the set of standards currently under final development and whose publication is expected next year.