Accession Number : ADA324109

Title :   Applications of Optical Gain Media.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 92-Sep 96,

Corporate Author : ROME LAB ROME NY

Personal Author(s) : Erdmann, Reinhard K.

PDF Url : ADA324109

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The work done under this project number included a variety of projects over a period of several years and for this reason the topics are covered separately. One major unifying theme involved the practical applications of optical gain media in fiber optic systems. These followed somewhat of a logical progression in that optical amplification specialized to fiber amplification, which stimulated fiber laser development. Since some of these efforts at times overlapped and involved other personnel, this report emphasizes those areas not previously covered by other reports and even some topics not well covered in current literature. It can be observed in retrospect that many of the experiments in this project paralleled or preceded key developments in the fields of optical amplification and ultra short pulsed fiber based sources. To facilitate an overview of the several distinct project areas, the most important results of each one are summarized separately. Detailed experimental descriptions are given, and in some cases are supplemented by theoretical analysis of important aspects.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *MODE LOCKED LASERS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, LASER PUMPING, LASER CAVITIES, SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS, PULSED LASERS, LASER BEAMS, OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, OPTICAL PROCESSING, LASER AMPLIFIERS, LASER MATERIALS, DIODE LASERS.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE