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Advances in Mid-IR Fiber Lasers: Tellurite, Fluoride and Chalcogenide

Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Politecnico di Bari, 70125 Bari, Italy
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Academic Editor: Stephen C. Bondy
Fibers 2017, 5(2), 23;
Received: 28 March 2017 / Revised: 30 May 2017 / Accepted: 13 June 2017 / Published: 15 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Optical Fibers II)
A review on the recent progress in modeling and fabrication of medium infrared (Mid-IR) fiber lasers is reported. The main objective is to illustrate some recent examples of continuous wave optical sources at wavelengths longer than those commonly employed in telecom applications and allowing high beam quality. A small number of Mid-IR lasers, among the large variety of schemes, glasses, dopants and pumping schemes reported in literature, is selected on the basis of their slope efficiency and threshold pump power. In particular, tellurite, fluoride and chalcogenide fiber lasers are considered. More details are given with reference to the novel pumping schemes. View Full-Text
Keywords: fiber optics; fiber lasers; advanced fiber materials fiber optics; fiber lasers; advanced fiber materials
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Falconi, M.C.; Laneve, D.; Prudenzano, F. Advances in Mid-IR Fiber Lasers: Tellurite, Fluoride and Chalcogenide. Fibers 2017, 5, 23.

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