Phosphate glass fibers advance fiber-laser capabilities

Axel Schülzgen, Nasser N Peyghambarian

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The development and introduction of phosphate glass fibers has significantly improved fiber-laser capabilities. Multicomponent phosphate glasses have emerged as better host materials for amplifiers and lasers, offering high solubility for rare-earth ions, better optical properties, and resistance against damage by high optical powers. There are many types of these phosphate glass fibers that can be selected to build an application-specific fiber laser. The availability of compatible fiber-laser components, such as fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) need to be considered in the selection process, to retain the main fiber-laser advantage of a robust, all-fiber architecture. It is expected that host glass materials and dopants will enable fiber lasers to emit at a larger variety of wavelengths in future and widen their applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
JournalLaser Focus World
Volume44
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2008

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Phosphate glass fibers advance fiber-laser capabilities. / Schülzgen, Axel; Peyghambarian, Nasser N.

In: Laser Focus World, Vol. 44, No. 10, 10.2008, p. 78-81.

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