Abstract

A simple approximation for the energy, pulse width, and build-up time valid for high-repetition-rate Q-switched lasers is discussed. This particular regime of operation is most common in industrial applications where manufacturing time must be minimized. Limits of validity and some considerations for the choice of the most appropriate laser system for specific applications are briefly discussed.

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