This course gives a comprehensive introduction into fiber optics. It explains in detail many aspects of light propagation in optical fibers (including data signals and ultrashort pulses) and of coupling light into fibers. It also covers active devices like fiber amplifiers and lasers in the regimes of continuous-wave operation as well as nanosecond and ultrashort pulse operation. Many example cases are illustrated with numerical simulations which demonstrate various design aspects and limitations.
This course will enable you to:
review the concept of fiber modes and its applications
describe various loss mechanisms and nonlinear effects for light propagation in fibers
estimate the efficiency of light coupling into fibers in different situations
know the principle and special circumstances of laser amplification in fibers
describe various effects which can limit the performance of continuous-wave or pulsed fiber lasers and amplifiers
describe the benefits of using multi-stage fiber amplifier systems
This course is intended for laser engineers and researchers who require a detailed understanding of fiber-optic technology. They should already have some basic knowledge of optics and lasers.
is an expert in laser physics, nonlinear optics and fiber technology, who previously was a researcher and is now working in his company RP Photonics Consulting GmbH, providing technical consultancy primarily for companies building or using lasers and related devices. Details are available on the web page https://www.rp-photonics.com/paschotta.html.