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## Homework Statement

A laser with λ = 1 μm is pulsed (turned on and then back off) with a duration of 100

fs. What is the resulting frequency spread Δf in output of the pulsed laser? Assume that

the pulse has a Gaussian envelope.

## Homework Equations

Not really sure, but possibly

ψ(x,0) = Ae

^{-Δk2x2}cos(k

_{0}x)

[tex]f=\frac{c}{λ}[/tex]

## The Attempt at a Solution

I'm not sure what I'm being asked to find here. The change in frequency? Is there an initial frequency and then there's a change in the frequency after the pulse is released from the laser? Does the frequency change from what it was at the beginning of the pulse, to when the pulse ends?

I converted the units to find that during the duration of the laser being on, 30 wavelengths of light was released. Not sure if that matters. Pretty lost here.

Thanks.