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Optical Engineering

2-μm fiber laser sources for sensing
Author(s): Qing Wang; Jihong Geng; Shibin Jiang
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Paper Abstract

2-μm fiber lasers have become a research topic with an increased emphasis due to a variety of applications including eye-safe LIDAR, spectroscopy, remote sensing, and mid-infrared (mid-IR) frequency generation. We review our latest development on various 2-μm fiber laser sources, including single-frequency fiber lasers, Q-switched fiber lasers, mode-locked fiber lasers, and mid-IR supercontinuum fiber sources. All these fiber laser sources are based on thulium and holmium ions using our proprietary glass fiber technology. Potential applications of these fiber laser sources for sensing are also briefly discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 December 2013
PDF: 11 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(6) 061609 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.6.061609
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Qing Wang, AdValue Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Jihong Geng, AdValue Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Shibin Jiang, AdValue Photonics, Inc. (United States)

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