Pulse Duration

The duration of a laser pulse, typically measured as the time interval between the half-power points on the leading and trailing edges of the pulse.

[box]Typical units:
Microsecond (µs) = 10-6s
Nanosecond (ns) = 10-9s
Picosecond (ps) = 10-12s
Femtosecond (fs) = 10-15s[/box]