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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 20

Parametric fluorescence is

(a) a quantum-mechanical effect occurring in OPOs and OPAs

(b) responsible for the finite threshold pump power of an OPO

(c) an effect in an OPA which is analogous to ASE in a laser amplifier

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