1 January 1987 Rare-Earth Doped Fibre Lasers And Amplifiers For Optical Communications
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Proceedings Volume 0813, Optics and the Information Age; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.967281
Event: 14th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, 1987, Quebec, Canada
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.
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I. D. Miller, I. D. Miller, C. A. Millar, C. A. Millar, B. J. Ainslie, B. J. Ainslie, D. B. Mortimore, D. B. Mortimore, J. R. Armitage, J. R. Armitage, } "Rare-Earth Doped Fibre Lasers And Amplifiers For Optical Communications", Proc. SPIE 0813, Optics and the Information Age, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967281; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.967281


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