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In the wake of the EDFA

Payne, David N. (2006) In the wake of the EDFA At Photonics 2006. 13 - 16 Dec 2006.

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The huge investment made by the telecommunications community in advancing photonics over the last three decades brings a considerable opportunity to disrupt other markets with new optical technology. Exploiting the wealth of devices and techniques developed for telecoms in other areas of technology requires a clear view of the advantages which optical techniques can bring, most notably the high multiplexed data rate, immunity from electromagnetic interference and excellent mode control. Examples where these attributes are making an impact are in high-power lasers, sensing in oil wells, and in the biosciences. Photonics also brings unprecedented opportunities for signal processing, molecular manipulation and even industrial welding and cutting applications. Remarkably, the milliwatts of telecommunications can be scaled to powers as high as several kilowatts in fibre amplifiers.

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Published date: December 2006
Venue - Dates: Photonics 2006, 2006-12-13 - 2006-12-16


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Date deposited: 10 Aug 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:02

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