A comprehensive account of the latest developments and applications in this rapidly developing field, covering a wide range of topics, such as power scaling and short pulse generation, dispersion management and modeling, broadband supercontinuum generation and wavelength tailoring. The book brings together contributions from the world's leading experts at major collaborative research centers throughout Europe, Australia, Russia and the USA. Each chapter presents a tutorial style introduction to the selected topic suitable for scientists, researchers and experts, as well as graduate and postgraduate students with a basic background in optics.
PROF. OLEG G. OKHOTNIKOV (Tampere University, Finland) was awarded the Ph.D. (1981) and D.Sc. (1992) from Russian Academy of Sciences both in Laser Physics. Since 1999 he has been a full-time Professor at Optoelectronics Research Centre, Tampere University of Technology. His experimental background includes mode-locked and single-frequency tuneable semiconductor and fibre lasers. He has a substantial experience in advanced diode-pumped fibre lasers and amplifiers, spectroscopy of rare-earth laser materials, and semiconductor lasers. Other research topics include semiconductor disk lasers and photonic band gap structures. He published more than 200 journal papers, 150 conference presentations and holds 6 patents.
Introduction High Power Fiber Systems Fiber Lasers for the Shortwave Infrared Normal-Dispersion Fiber Lasers Modeling and Technologies of Ultrafast Fiber Lasers Power Scalable Tapered Fiber Lasers Supercontinuum Sources Based on Photonic Crystal Fiber Conclusion and Future Perspectives