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).

      Abstract:

      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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