Temporal behavior of pulses from a Nd:YAG with an unstable resonator can vary radially across the beam. Pulses are earlier and longer at the beam center. This behavior has a dramatic effect on time-sensitive experiments.
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H. A. Michelsen, M. A. Dansson, M. Boisselle, and M. Linne, "Complications to Optical Measurements Using a Laser with an Unstable Resonator: A Case Study on Laser-Induced Incandescence of Soot," in Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JMA33.