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Advances in High-Power Fiber and Diode Laser Engineering

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Editor: Ivan Divliansky 1
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Publication Year: 2019

Advances in High-Power Fiber and Diode Laser Engineering provides an overview of recent research trends in fiber and diode lasers and laser systems engineering. In recent years, many new fiber designs and fiber laser system strategies have emerged, targeting the mitigation of different problems which occur when standard optical fibers are used for making high-power lasers. Simultaneously, a lot of attention has been put to increasing the brightness and the output power of laser diodes. Both of these major laser development directions continue to advance at a rapid pace with the sole purpose of achieving higher power while having excellent beam quality. The book begins by introducing the principles of diode lasers and methods for improving their brightness. Later chapters cover quantum cascade lasers, diode pumped high power lasers, high average power LMA fiber amplifiers, high-power fiber lasers, beam combinable kilowatt all-fiber amplifiers, and applications of 2 μm thulium fiber lasers and high-power GHz linewidth diode lasers. Written by a team of authors with experience in academia and industrial research and development, and brought together by an expert editor, this book will be of use to anyone interested in laser systems development at the laboratory or commercial scale.

Inspec keywords: brightness; quantum cascade lasers; semiconductor lasers; fibre lasers; optical pumping; laser beams; quantum well lasers; laser materials processing; optical fibre amplifiers; spectral line breadth

Other keywords: diode pumped high power lasers; high average power large mode area fiber amplifiers; GHz linewidth diode lasers; diode laser brightness improvement; quantum cascade lasers; directed energy; diode laser engineering; laser diode beam combining; kilowatt all fibre laser amplifiers; high-power fiber lasers; thulium fibre laser materials processing; laser pumping

Subjects: Laser materials processing; Textbooks; Design of specific laser systems; Laser beam interactions and properties; General electrical engineering topics; Laser beam characteristics and interactions; Fibre lasers and amplifiers; Semiconductor lasers; Laser materials processing; Lasing action in semiconductors; Fibre lasers and amplifiers

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