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Why Not Use the Peak Stability or Other Metric?

The peak stability matric and other metrics are very conservative, inconsistent, and they do not have any statistical meaning in connection with performance of an optical instrument. They also have no equivalence in the time domain and in the frequency domain. Furthermore, evaluation of the the peak stability metric and other metrics is computationally burdensome. See the discussion "What is the peak stability metric and why is it conservative?" in the FAQ for a detailed discussion.