Fundamentals of Fiber Lasers and Fiber Amplifiers

Fundamentals of Fiber Lasers and Fiber Amplifiers

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This book covers the fundamental aspects of fiber lasers and fiber amplifiers, and includes a wide range of material from laser physics fundamentals to state-of-the-art topics, as well as industrial applications in the rapidly growing field of quantum electronics. Emphasis is placed on the nonlinear processes taking place in fiber lasers and amplifiers, their similarities, differences to, and their advantages over other solid-state lasers. The reader will learn basic principles of solid-state physics and optical spectroscopy of laser active centers in fibers, main operational laser regimes, and practical recommendations and suggestions on fiber laser research, laser applications, and laser product development. The book will be useful for students, researchers, and professionals who work with lasers, in the optical communications, chemical and biological industries.Horizontally stacked diode laser bars are usually used in high-power diode pumping of crystalline or glass slab lasers. Vertical stacks can be manufactured from a twodimensional wafer packaged into the heat sink. An example schematic of aanbsp;...

Title:Fundamentals of Fiber Lasers and Fiber Amplifiers
Author:Vartan Ter-Mikirtychev
Publisher:Springer - 2013-11-19


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