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Version: doctorVet V1

Power When Pulsing

Wavelength (nm) & the Full Spectrum

  • Pulse width ( tont_{on} ) and dark period ( tofft_{off} ) combine to yield more common paramteres - Frequency and Duty Cycle - which, combined with peak power ( PpP_{p} ), can be used to calculate average power ( PaP_{a} ).
  • DC=tonton+toff=PaPpDC = \frac {t_{on}}{t_{on} + t_{off}} = \frac{P_a}{P_p}
  • Careful, though: these parameters alone can be misleading, as different combinations can lead to the same (a, c, and d) or different (b and c or d) average outputs.
Power when pulsing