Rare Earth Doped Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers

Rare Earth Doped Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers

by Michel J. F. Digonnet
     
 

This book provides a discussion of the theories, operating characteristics, and current technology of main fiber laser and amplifier devices based on rare-earth-doped silica and fluorozirconate fibers. It describes the principles, designs and properties of the erbium-doped fiber amplifier and its role as the cornerstone component in optical communication systems.

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This book provides a discussion of the theories, operating characteristics, and current technology of main fiber laser and amplifier devices based on rare-earth-doped silica and fluorozirconate fibers. It describes the principles, designs and properties of the erbium-doped fiber amplifier and its role as the cornerstone component in optical communication systems. This second edition contains new and revised material reflecting major developments in academia and industry.

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Covers fiber fabrication techniques, basic spectroscopy of rare earth in glasses, analytical models of fiber lasers and amplifiers, describes the main passive fiber components used in the fabrication of more elaborate fiber laser devices and systems, discusses the properties of Nd-doped and Er-doped fiber lasers operated as continuous wave, Q-switched, and mode locked sources, includes a comprehensive review of fiber lasers based on rare earth doped fluoride fibers, and treats the main fiber-based systems using erbium-doped fiber amplifiers. More than 900 references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824787851
Publisher:
Dekker, Marcel Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1993
Series:
Optical Engineering Series
Pages:
660

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