Learning about Fiber Lasers: Pulse Width

What is pulse width and what does it have to do with fiber lasers?

Pulse width is the duration that the laser pulse is on, measured in nanoseconds. Shorter pulse widths allow for marking on materials that would otherwise be compromised by a longer pulse width (i.e. certain plastics). When marking on stainless steel, by adjusting the pulse width, you can also achieve various color marks. 

-Braden Todd, Glassmith2

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