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Modes of Laser Operation

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Definition: a mode of operation such as continuous-wave operation, Q-switched or mode-locked operation

German: Betriebsarten von Lasern

Category: lasers

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Lasers can be used in distinct modes of operation, the most important of which are:

In more exotic cases, lasers exhibit chaotic oscillations or fluctuations, or exhibit only amplified spontaneous emission.

See also: pulse generation
and other articles in the category lasers

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