Rare-Earth-Doped Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers, Revised and Expanded

Author: Michel J.F. Digonnet

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824741641

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 956

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A discussion of the theories, operating characteristics, and current technology of main fiber laser and amplifier devices based on rare-earth-doped silica and fluorozirconate fibers. It describes the principles, designs, and properties of the erbium-doped fiber amplifier and its role as the cornerstone component in optical communication systems. This second edition contains new and revised material reflecting major developments in academia and industry.

Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers

Author: Philippe M. Becker,Anders A. Olsson,Jay R. Simpson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080505848

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 460

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Erbium Fiber Amplifiers is a comprehensive introduction to the increasingly important topic of optical amplification. Written by three Bell Labs pioneers, the book stresses the importance of the interrelation of materials properties, optical properties, and systems aspects of optical fiber amplifiers. All disc-based content for this title is now available on the Web. Key Features * Explains the theory of noise in optically amplified systems in an intuitive way * The book contains a discussion of components used in amplifier fabrication and of the attendant technologies used in real systems * The book provides basic tools for amplifier design as well as systems engineering, including the latest developments in WDM and soliton systems * The book discusses the fundamentals of rare earth ions for the reader desiring more depth in the topic * The book is for either the novice of experienced reader * The chapter have links between them to allow the reader to understand the relationship between the amplifier characteristics, noise, and systems applications * The book contains extensive references

Rare-Earth Doped III-Nitrides for Optoelectronic and Spintronic Applications

Author: Kevin Peter O'Donnell,Volkmar Dierolf

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048128773

Category: Science

Page: 355

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This book summarises recent progress in the science and technology of rare-earth doped nitrides, providing a snapshot of the field at a critical point in its development. It is the first book on rare-earth doped III-Nitrides and semiconductors.

Development of Thulium-Doped Fluoride Fiber Amplifiers

Author: Marcin Michał Kożak

Publisher: Cuvillier Verlag

ISBN: 3865377343

Category: Fluoride glasses

Page: 179

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This thesis is related to the spectroscopic and optical properties of doped optical fibers used as a laser amplifier for short laser pulses at high repetition rates emitting around 2 μm. Therefore short pulses created by a laser diode are amplified in thulium-doped optical fibers combining the benefits of a direct electronic control of the laser diodes' parameters and the robust setup of an optical fiber system that can easily be integrated. After the development of a high-current pulse generator especially adapted to the 2 μm laser diodes used, pulses of > 7 ns with peak powers in the Watt range could be generated. Due to the modal behaviour of these laser diodes only 2 mW of peak power could be launched into a single-mode fiber. By comparing different fiber glasses, a heavy metal fluoride glass could be identified as the optimum host for the ions thulium and holmium emitting around 2 μm. Due to the development of a numerical simulation tool based on rate equations and radiation transport equations the fiber parameters such as core diameter, fiber length etc. could be optimized, minimizing the amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) created inside the fiber. Based on this simulation a laser system consisting of cascaded fiber amplifiers could be realized. I emits short laser pulses (20-30 ns) at high repetition rates (up to 125 kHz) and peak powers of up to 5 kW. In contrast to Q-switched lasers the pulse width created is independent of the repetition rate. By using these pulses at 1.87 μm as an optical pump for a Cr2+:ZnSe laser, efficiencies of up to 22% could be reached at an emission wavelength of 2.5 μm.

Heavily Doped Semiconductors

Author: V. I. Fistul

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146848821X

Category: Science

Page: 418

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Recently, there has been a considerable upsurge of interest in heavily doped semiconductors. This interest is due primarily to the expanding range of applications of such. materials. Moreover, the heavy doping of semiconductors produces new effects (the forma tion of impurity aggregates, the appearance of allowed states in the forbidden band, etc J, which are of great interest in solid-state physics. The rapid growth in the number of papers on heavily doped semiconductors makes it difficult to review the results obtained so far. Therefore, many investigations carried out in 1966-7, par ticularly those on AIIIBV semiconductors, are not discussed in the present monograph, which represents the state of the knowledge in 1965. Nevertheless, the author hopes that, in spite of this, the book will be useful. An attempt is made, first, to review investigations of heavily doped semiconductors from a certain viewpoint and, sec ondly, to suggest some ideas (Chap. 5) which may be controversial but which are intended to stimulate further studies of heavily doped semiconductors which can be regarded as a special case of dis ordered systems. The work of American scientists investigating heavily doped semiconductors, in particular the efforts of E. O. Kane, J. 1. Pan kove, R. N. Hall, R. A. Logan, W. G. Spitzer, F. A. Trumbore, and many others, is well known to Soviet investigators. It gives me pleasure to learn that Western readers will now have an - v vi PREFACE portunity to become acquainted with the work done in the USSR.

Self-Doped Conducting Polymers

Author: Michael S. Freund,Bhavana A. Deore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470061731

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 338

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Self-Doped Conducting Polymers provides an introduction to conducting polymers in general and self-doped conducting polymers in particular. This is followed by an in depth exploration of the synthesis, properties and utilization of several types of self-doped polymers. Optimization of self-doped polymers is also discussed.

Lanthanide-Doped Luminescent Nanomaterials

Author: Xueyuan Chen,Yongsheng Liu,Datao Tu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642403646

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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Lanthanide-Doped Luminescent Nanomaterials reviews the latest advances in the development of lanthanide-doped luminescent inorganic nanoparticles for potential bioapplications. This book covers the chemical and physical fundamentals of these nanoparticles, such as the controlled synthesis methodology, surface modification chemistry, optical physics, and their promising applications in diverse bioassays, with an emphasis on heterogeneous and homogeneous in-vitro biodetection of tumor biomarkers. This book is intended for those readers who are interested in systematically understanding the materials design strategy, optical behavior of lanthanide ions, and practical bioapplications of lanthanide nanoparticles. It primarily focuses on the interdisciplinary frontiers in chemistry, physics and biological aspects of luminescent nanomaterials. All chapters were written by scientists active in this field and for a broad audience, providing both beginners and advanced researchers with comprehensive information on the subject. Xueyuan Chen is a Professor at Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (FJIRSM), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Yongsheng Liu is a Research Associate Professor at FJIRSM, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Datao Tu is a Research Assistant Professor at FJIRSM, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Lanthanide-Doped Aluminate Phosphors

Author: Atul Yerpude,Vijay B. Pawade,Sanjay J. Dhoble,Lehlohonolo Fortune Koao

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323907148

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 238

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Lanthanide Doped Aluminate Phosphors: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications overviews advances in research on aluminate-based long persistent phosphors and their applications in lighting, display, radiation dosimetry and imaging. The book reviews the most important categories of rare earth aluminate-based phosphors, including aluminosilicates and aluminoborates. This category of material is attractive for a wide range of applications because of their high quantum efficiency, long afterglow life, chemical stability and optical properties, which is discussed throughout. Optical properties, in particular, are emphasized in the book along with the relationship of the chemical composition and doping of these materials and their optical performance. This book is suitable for researchers and practitioners working in academia and research and development in industry in the disciplines of materials science and engineering, chemistry and physics. Introduces rare-earth doped aluminates synthesis and characterization strategies, properties and applications Focuses on different types of aluminates, such as monoaluminates, binary aluminates and hexaaluminates, aluminoborates and aluminosilicate systems Discusses optical properties of phosphors, including photoluminescent long persistence and thermo luminescence