Q Switching

A method for obtaining energetic Pulses from lasers by modulating the intracavity losses.

Q SWITCHING is a technique for obtaining energetic short (but not ultrashort) pulses from a Laser by modulating the intracavity losses and thus the Q Factor of the laser resonator. The technique is mainly applied for the generation of nanosecond pulses of high Energy and Peak Power with solid state bulk lasers.

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