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Rare-earth-doped glass fibre lasers and amplifiers

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

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Abstract

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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Published date: 1 December 1992
Venue - Dates: Advances in Amorphous State Chemistry in Topical Issues in Glass, United Kingdom, 1992-12-01

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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77322
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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:33

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