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Rare-Earth Doped Fibre Lasers And Amplifiers For Optical Communications
Author(s): I. D. Miller; C. A. Millar; B. J. Ainslie; D. B. Mortimore; J. R. Armitage
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Paper Abstract

Recently, the widespread use of single-mode fibres has demonstrated the need for a range of optical components which perform useful optical functions such as routeing, modulation, amplification, and carrier generation. The benefits of achieving these in all-fibre form are considerable. Interest in the latter functions was generated by the pioneering work at SouthamptonVniversity on the fabrication (1) and demonstration of efficient fibre lasers using Pr3+, Nd3+ and Erif as the rare-earth dopants (2), pumped using a variety of sources including inexpensive GaAs semiconductor lasers. Line-narrowed, tuned, mode-locked and Q-switched operation have been reported in these fibre lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0813, Optics and the Information Age, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967281
Show Author Affiliations
I. D. Miller, British Telecom Research Laboratories (United Kingdom)
C. A. Millar, British Telecom Research Laboratories (United Kingdom)
B. J. Ainslie, British Telecom Research Laboratories (United Kingdom)
D. B. Mortimore, British Telecom Research Laboratories (United Kingdom)
J. R. Armitage, British Telecom Research Laboratories (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0813:
Optics and the Information Age

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