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Pulsed Lasers

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Definition: lasers emitting light in the form of pulses

German: gepulste Laser

Category: light pulses

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Pulsed lasers are lasers which emit light not in a continuous mode, but rather in the form of optical pulses. The term is most commonly used for Q-switched lasers emitting nanosecond pulses, but this article gives an overview of a wider range of pulse-generating lasers. Depending on the pulse duration, pulse energy, pulse repetition rate and wavelength required, very different methods for pulse generation and very different types of pulsed lasers are used. The article on pulse generation describes more in detail the technical methods, whereas this article discusses some types of pulsed lasers:

See also: pulse generation, pulses, lasers, Q-switched lasers, mode-locked lasers, ultrafast lasers, gain switching
and other articles in the category light pulses

In the RP Photonics Buyer's Guide, 126 suppliers for pulsed lasers are listed.

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