Main definitions of Q-switch in English

: Q-switch1Q-switch2

Q-switch1

Pronunciation /ˈkjuːswɪtʃ/

noun

Physics
  • A means of suddenly increasing or decreasing the Q of a laser (usually the former, done in order to produce a single pulse of very high power).

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Journal of Applied Physics. From Q + switch.

Main definitions of Q-switch in English

: Q-switch1Q-switch2

Q-switch2

Pronunciation /ˌkjuːˈswɪtʃ/

verb

Physics
  • To use a Q -switch on (a laser), usually in order suddenly to increase the Q and produce a single pulse of very high power.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Journal of Applied Physics. From Q-switch.