Journal article

Contributed Review: A review of the investigation of rare-earth dopant profiles in optical fibers

F Sidiroglou, A Roberts, G Baxter

REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS | AMER INST PHYSICS | Published : 2016

Abstract

Rare-earth doped optical fibers have captivated the interest of many researchers around the world across the past three decades. The growth of this research field has been stimulated primarily through their application in optical communications as fiber lasers and amplifiers, although rare-earth doped optical fiber based devices are now finding important uses in many other scientific and industrial areas (for example, medicine, sensing, the military, and material processing). Such wide commercial interest has provided a strong incentive for innovative fiber designs, alternative glass compositions, and novel fabrication processes. A prerequisite for the ongoing progress of this research field..

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