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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 8

Which factors help to minimize the pulse duration from a Q-switched laser?

(a) a short upper-state lifetime

(b) a high product of upper-state lifetime and emission cross section

(c) a high pump intensity and duration

(d) a short laser resonator

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