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Special Issue on Fiber Laser and Their Applications

DTU Electro, Department of Electrical and Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Key Lab of Semiconductor Materials Science, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
School of Physics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Photonics 2023, 10(10), 1149;
Submission received: 22 September 2023 / Revised: 30 September 2023 / Accepted: 11 October 2023 / Published: 12 October 2023
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fiber Laser and Their Applications)
Fiber lasers have achieved significant advancements owing to their compactness, perfect beam quality, good environmental adaptability, and so on. The first optical fiber laser was proposed by Elias Snitzer, who suggested that optical fibers could be used as a gain medium for lasers. In the 1980s, significant progress was made in optical fiber technology, particularly in the development of high-purity optical fibers with low losses, which set the stage for the development of practical fiber lasers. Currently, fiber lasers are a mature technology with a wide range of applications in various industries, from manufacturing and medicine to telecommunications and scientific research. They continue to evolve, with ongoing research aimed at improving their performance and expanding their capabilities.
In this Special Issue, we highlight the recent progress in optical fibers, optical fiber devices, and fiber laser cavities, and their applications in the fields of micro/nanostructure fabrication, laser cleaning, and solar cells. Firstly, lasers at different emission wavelengths have been achieved. Danila et al. demonstrated a 976 nm Ytterbium-doped narrow-bandwidth randomly distributed feedback laser [1]. Lasers that are operated at 1.5 µm wavelength have been obtained via different methods, such as random laser cavity [2], distributed Bragg reflector laser cavity [3], passive mode locking based on a saturable absorber [4], Brillouin random lasing oscillation, and four-wave mixing [5]. A 2 µm laser was demonstrated by Guanqu et al. through the self-Q-switching technique [6]. Elena et al. numerically designed a 2.3 µm high-power optical amplifier based on a special multicore fiber [7]. In addition, some advanced fiber laser techniques have also been introduced, such as extending the locking range of the cavity modes in an actively mode-locked fiber ring laser through multiple optical injection signals [8], and a multi-wavelength random fiber laser with a high Raman gain efficiency and low Raman threshold gain medium [9]. She et al. designed an efficient circular polarization beam splitter based on a chiral dual-core photonic crystal fiber, which promotes the development of a highly stable fiber laser in the future [10].
Fiber laser systems are usually demanded to be applied in various fields. Junyuan et al. adopted a nanosecond pulsed laser to realize the preparation of a superhydrophobic nickel surface with more suitable friction and wear properties [11]. Yucui et al. demonstrated the morphology of grid lines deposited using the laser-induced forward transfer method [12]. Kun et al. investigated the technology and mechanism of cleaning an architectural aluminum formwork for concrete pouring with a high-energy and high repetition frequency pulsed laser source [13].
In summary, fiber lasers are more than just beams of light; they are the foundation of innovation across various sectors. As we conclude this Special Issue, we hope readers can gain a deeper appreciation of the transformative potential of fiber lasers. These remarkable technologies are not only shaping industries but are also enhancing our daily lives. The future illuminated by fiber lasers is brighter and more precise than ever before.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.


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