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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 23

Does a poor beam quality have a detrimental impact on the conversion efficiency of a frequency doubler?

(a) yes, mostly in cases with critical phase matching, much less with noncritical phase matching

(b) in any case, independent of phase-matching details

(c) not at all, as long as tight focusing is still possible

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