continuous wave (CW) laser
CW 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 CW @M03958@-locked. This indicates that the pulse average @P04792@ is constant, i.e., there is no @Q04967@ @M03958@ locking.
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