Richard Jarman - Novel Optical Fiber Lasers

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      Publication Details (including relevant citation   information):

      Novel   Optical Fiber Lasers, R.H. Jarman, Current opinion in Solid State   and Materials Science, 1, 199 (1996).


      The most important area of activity in research into fiber

      lasers continues to be the erbium-doped fiber amplifier for

      optical communications systems; complementary activities

      include work on ultrafast erbium lasers, soliton transmission

      and narrow-linewidth/tunable lasers in the 1.5 um band. The

      development of in-fiber Bragg gratings has contributed greatly

      to progress in these areas. In contrast, progress in optical

      fiber amplifiers at 1.3 um has been slow, and the future for

      fiber-based amplifier technology at this and other wavelengths

      is uncertain. Of activities not related to communication, the

      development of new laser transitions in the 2-4 um region

      has the most practical significance.

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