Main Optical Components for Fiber Laser/Amplifier Design

  • Valerii (Vartan) Ter-MikirtychevEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 181)


The first reported theoretical analysis and prediction of laser action based on a semiconductor diode was published in 1959 in the USSR. The first operation of a semiconductor laser (also called a “diode laser” or “laser diode”) was reported in 1962 in the USA. Semiconductor lasers play a very important role in the fiber laser field. Therefore, this section provides a detailed description of the physical processes that take place in these laser devices.


Diode Laser Fiber Laser Fiber Bragg Grating Semiconductor Laser Faraday Rotator 
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  1. 1.Mountain ViewUSA

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