Rare-Earth-Doped Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers, Revised and Expanded / Edition 2

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Discusses the essential principles, operating characteristics, and cur rent technology of the main fiber laser and amplifier devices based on rare-earth-doped silica and fluorozirconate fibers. Describes the pri nciples, designs, and properties of the erbium-doped fiber amplifier a nd its role as the cornerstone component in optical communication syst ems. Second Edition contains more than 75% new or revised materials re flecting 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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824704582
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Series: Optical Science and Engineering Series
  • Edition description: 2ND, REVISED & EXPANDED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 798
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Rare earth doped fiber fabrication techniques and physical properties; rare earth doped glasses - optical properties; CW silica fiber lasers; visible fluoride fiber lasers; single-frequency fiber lasers; broadband fiber lasers; Q-switched fiber lasers; mode-locked fiber lasers; rare earth doped fluorozirconate fiber lasers in the infrared; erbium-doped fiber amplifiers - basic physics and characteristics; erbium-doped fiber amplifiers - recent advances; 1.3 micrometre fiber amplifiers.

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