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On this page you find all our encyclopedia articles on keywords beginning with "Q". Indented lines indicate articles on related topics. Further below, you find the acronyms.

(See also: list of products for the letter Q)

Q factor

q parameter → Gaussian beams

Q-switched lasers

Spotlight 2015-09-24: Q-switched lasers: Nd:YVO_4 better suited than Nd:YAG for high pulse repetition rates

Spotlight 2006-09-16: Q-switched lasers: YAG versus vanadate

Q-switched mode locking

Spotlight 2017-04-12: Does a saturable absorber in a laser lead to passive Q switching or mode locking?

Q switches

Q switching

Spotlight 2017-04-12: Does a saturable absorber in a laser lead to passive Q switching or mode locking?

Spotlight 2009-03-07: Complicated pulse shapes from Q-switched fiber lasers

Spotlight 2014-04-02: Lower Emission Cross-section Leads to Higher Pulse Energy?!?

Case study: actively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser

Case study: passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser

Q-switching instabilities

QML threshold → Q-switched mode locking

quadrature squeezing → squeezed states of light

quality factor → Q factor

quantum cascade lasers

quantum cryptography

quantum defect

quantum dots

quantum efficiency

quantum electronics

quantum key distribution

quantum noise

quantum optics

quantum wells

quantum yield → quantum efficiency

quarter-wave mirrors

quarter-wave plates → waveplates

quasi-continuous-wave operation

quasi-phase matching

quasi-soliton pulses

quasi-three-level lasers → four-level and three-level gain media


Spotlight 2006-09-06: Quenching degrades the efficiency of some ytterbium-doped gain media

Acronyms beginning with Q

QCL = quantum cascade laser

QPM = quasi-phase matching

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