Rare-earth-doped glass fibre lasers and amplifiers


Payne, D.N. (1992) Rare-earth-doped glass fibre lasers and amplifiers. Advances in Amorphous State Chemistry in Topical Issues in Glass , London, GB,

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When grouped with rare-earths, glass optical fibres provide the ideal amplifier and laser medium. Amplifiers exhibiting gains in excess of 50dB can be made with a noise figure close to the quantum limit. In addition, fibre lasers have been demonstrated using various rare-earths which give emission wavelengths spanning the region 400nm to 3.4µm. This exciting new technology is reviewed with particular reference to the advantages which can be obtained by adopting new glass hosts, such as germanates, phosphates, halides and chalcogenides

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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 77322
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:57
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77322

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