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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 6

Which factors lead to short pulses from a passively Q-switched laser?

(a) a short upper-state lifetime

(b) a short upper-state lifetime

(c) a small amount of saturable absorption

(d) a large amount of saturable absorption

(e) a high pump intensity

(f) a laser crystal with high σ–τ product

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