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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