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The Photonics Quiz

Test yourself by solving a set of questions concerning laser technology, optical fibers, and nonlinear optics! The following questions are mostly solvable by using the Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology. Note that in some cases more than one answer is correct.

Question 12

Why are the lines in the spectrum of a mode-locked laser exactly equidistant?

(a) because of dispersion compensation in the laser resonator

(b) because the pulse repetition rate is constant

(c) because the saturable absorber or active modelocker enforces this condition

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