operation of a laser
means that the laser
is continuously pumped and continuously emits electromagnetic radiation. The emission
can occur in a single cavity mode
or on multiple modes.
Some lasers are called CWmode
-locked. This indicates that the pulse average power
is constant, i.e., there is no Q-switchedmode
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