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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 2

How may absorption/emission cycles does a Nd3+ ion on the beam axis of a Nd:YAG laser do per second?

(a) roughly 20 000

(b) roughly 20 millions

(c) That is strongly dependent on factors like the output power, pump intensity, etc.

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