High Power Fibre Lasers: Fundamentals, Recent Progress and Challenges

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Zervas, Michalis N. (Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK & Advanced Laser Lab, SPI Lasers, Southampton, UK)
Codemard, Christophe A. (Advanced Laser Lab, SPI Lasers, Southampton, UK)

We review the fundamental properties and latest power scaling in fibre lasers, including limitations imposed by fibre nonlinearities, transverse modal instabilities and other parasitic effects. Their impact on the industrial applications space is also considered.