Medical Definition of Q-switch

1. Optical switch used to rapidly change the Q of an optical resonator, utilised in the optical resonator of a laser to prevent lasing action until a high level of gain and energy storage are achieved in the laser medium. When the switch is triggered and rapidly increases the Q of the cavity, a stronger laser pulse is generated. See: oscillator. (09 Oct 1997)



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