Fiber lasers: High-power devices in compact packages

Nasser Peyghambarian, Axel Schülzgen

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Abstract

Fiber lasers, which can deliver large amounts of energy to a target in a very precise but flexible way, are discussed. Fiber lasers use guided-mode propagation to create extremely robust laser structures with resonator lengths that can reach hundreds of meters. Fiber lasers can operate at a multitude of wavelengths, and the availability of different pump wavelengths can be exploited. The laser cavity of fiber lasers is extremely simple and robust, which leads to exceptional reliability and minimum maintenance and ownership cost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages36-41
Number of pages6
Volume16
No6
Specialist publicationOptics and Photonics News
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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