Rare Earth Doped Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers (Optical Engineering)

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9780824787851: Rare Earth Doped Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers (Optical Engineering)

This text examines the current technology of rare earth doped fibres, the laser sources and amplifiers made with these fibres, and fibre communication systems incorporating erbium-doped fibre amplifiers. The book: covers fibre fabrication techniques, basic spectroscopy and optical properties of rare earth in glasses and analytical models of fibre lasers and amplifiers; describes the main passive fibre components used in the fabrication of more elaborate fibre laser devices and systems; discusses the properties of Nd-doped and Er-doped fibre lasers operated as continuous wave, Q-switched and mode-locked sources; reviews the tunability and single frequency operation of fibre laser sources, as well as broadband fibre sources; includes an extensive review of fibre lasers based on rare earth doped fluoride fibres; and treats the main fibre-based systems using erbium-doped fibre amplifiers that have been demonstrated, including long-haul experimental communication systems and local area networks for TV and computers. The text contains over 900 equations, figures and tables.

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Praise for the first edition. . . . . .unreservedly recommend[ed]. It is written by acknowledged experts in the field covering everything from basic physics to system applications. Each chapter can be read independently and in application to a postgraduate or final year undergraduate teaching course this is a bonus. There is something in the text for everyone including the expert. . ..thoroughly recommend that anyone with the slightest interest in fiber lasers or amplifiers have this book readily to hand.
---Contemporary Physics
. . .sufficiently exhaustive to serve as a source of reference for experienced practitioners. . ..recommend this volume not only for personal use, but also to all libraries in universities and companies.
---Optik
The book is suitable for beginners. . ..serve[s] as an excellent reference tool for experienced workers in the field.
---Rare-earth Information Center (RIC)

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