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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 RP Photonics Encyclopedia. Note that in some cases more than one answer is correct.

Question 16

A figure-of-eight laser is

(a) a laser from a company with that name

(b) a mode-locked fiber laser containing two coupled ring resonators

(c) a mode-locked fiber laser containing a nonlinear loop mirror

(d) a ring laser which is folded such that the beam crosses itself in the middle

(e) a laser with a specially shaped beam profile

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