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Fiber lasing devices and their sensor applications potential
Author(s): Udo B. Unrau
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Paper Abstract

Fiber amplifiers have revolutionized telecommunication networks. Fiber lasers as well as fiber fluorescent devices operate in the wavelength range from 0.38 to 4 micrometers and have found numerous applications in fields from spectroscopy to medicine. Since there is a high degree of synergy between such technologies and fiber-optic sensors, fiber lasing devices will have growing importance for fiber- optic smart structures, too, namely in monitoring large artificial or natural structures and for OCDR. The state of the art of the various fiber lasing device technologies is reviewed and their potential for sensor applications is discussed.

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Date Published: 16 April 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3321, 1996 Symposium on Smart Materials, Structures, and MEMS, (16 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.305605
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Udo B. Unrau, Technische Univ. Braunschweig (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3321:
1996 Symposium on Smart Materials, Structures, and MEMS
Vasu K. Aatre; Vijay K. Varadan; Vasundara V. Varadan, Editor(s)

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