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The road to kilowatt fiber lasers
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Paper Abstract

Although fiber amplifiers have been employed in communications systems for many years, until very recently the fiber laser was little more than a scientific curiosity. However the fiber laser format has a number of intrinsic advantages over lamp and diode pumped YAG lasers including size, reliability, wavelength selectivity, heat dissipation, wallplug efficiency and operational cost; and with kiloWatt output powers now possible fiber lasers are beginning to replace lamp and diode pumped YAG lasers in many industrial applications. In this paper we review the recent and ongoing advances in fiber design that have facilitated this revolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5350, Optical Components and Materials, (14 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.533134
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Adrian Carter, Nufern (United States)
Bryce N. Samson, Nufern (United States)
Kanishka Tankala, Nufern (United States)
David P. Machewirth, Nufern (United States)
Upendra H. Manyam, Nufern (United States)
Jaroslaw Abramczyk, Nufern (United States)
Julia Farroni, Nufern (United States)
Douglas P. Guertin, Nufern (United States)
Nils Jacobson, Nufern (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5350:
Optical Components and Materials
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Shibin Jiang, Editor(s)

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