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Fibre lasers

Hanna, D.C., (1992) Fibre lasers Inguscio, Massimo and Wallenstein, Richard (eds.) In Solid State Lasers:New Developments and Applications. vol. 317, Springer..

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The first fibre laser, described by Snitzer, was also the first glass laser. The glass fibre, doped with trivalent neodymium ions (Nd3+) was transversely pumped by a flash lamp. The fibre geometry was chosen to exploit the brightness enhancement of pump light in the core after passing through the clear cladding, and also to provide a structure which was more forgiving of the optical inhomogeneities of the doped glass. These early fibres clearly demonstrated the capability for very high gain, with 47dB measured at 1.063µm, even if the transverse pumping geometry was of very low efficiency

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Published date: 1992
Venue - Dates: Solid State Lasers New Developments and Applications, 1992-08-31 - 1992-09-11
Organisations: Physics & Astronomy


Local EPrints ID: 77379
ISBN: 0306445980
PURE UUID: daa16e64-6b47-471d-9da0-93322c86aeb1

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:32

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Author: D.C. Hanna
Editor: Massimo Inguscio
Editor: Richard Wallenstein

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