Nufern contributes chapter to Specialty Fibers handbook
July 23, 2007
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Nufern has contributed a chapter entitled "Optical Fibers for Industrial Laser Applications to the recently published Specialty Optical Fibers Handbook, edited by Drs. Alexis Mendez and T. Morse.
The chapter provides an introduction to fiber lasers and amplifiers, and details on cladding pumped fibers, large-mode-area (LMA) ytterbium-doped fibers, and polarization maintaining LMA double clad fibers. It also includes discussions of the state of the art in fiber laser development, and of LMA fibers designed to operate in the "eye-safe" wavelength range around 2 µm. Three Nufern scientists contributed to the chapter: Dr. Adrian Carter, Dr. Kanishka Tankala, and Dr. Bryce Samson.
The publisher describes the book as "a comprehensive contributed volume that aims to describe and explain the design, fabrication, operating characteristics, and specific applications of the most popular and useful types of specialty optical fibers. These 'specialty fibers' include any kind of optical fiber that has been architecturally manipulated to diverge from a conventional structure. For instance, metal-coated fibers can be utilized for bandwidth improvement, and hollow core fibers offer more controllable dispersion for sensitive medical procedures. Applications for these specialty fibers abound in the biomedical, sensors, and industrial fields, as well as in more traditional communications capacities. This book will act as a specialty fiber 'guided tour,' hosted by the top names in the discipline. The globally renowned editors, Drs. Mendez and Morse, have extensive experience in research, academia, and industry.