Section 8: Fiber Lasers

Any fiber amplifier, which we will be discussing in further detail in the next section, can be turned into a fiber laser given a feedback mechanism. Fiber lasers have found many applications recently in their ability to produce ultrashort pulses and high energies, more comparable to solid state Ti:Sapphire lasers but with the ability to support much higher repetition rates. Read on to learn how these lasers operate, and we will conclude with an example oscillator that I, Optics Girl, actually use in my lab!

Table of Contents:

  1. General Characteristics
  2. Cavity Design
  3. Continuous-Wave Operation
  4. Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers
  5. Passive Mode Locking
  6. Applications
  7. Example: All Normal Dispersion (ANDi) Laser
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