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Figure of merit for some pulse laser applications

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1 Author(s)
Hamal, K. ; Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czechoslovakia

The application requirement on lasers can be expressed by a figure of merit. Born and Wolf separated the brightness and a time-bandwidth product of a light source. We examine some pulse laser applications and demonstrate that the ratio of the brightness and the spectral width defined as the spectral brightness can be used as a figure of merit for a laser source in most applications.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 6 )