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Confused about Fiber Lasers

  1. Mar 18, 2006 #1
    I was wondering if anyone could tell me about fiber lasers. I don't mean those used as transmitters on optical fiber systems; I mean lasers that contain optical fibers as components.

    I know that it can be done, but I don't know what the structure is like. What part does the fiber play? Is it used as the resonance chamber, the lasing medium, or something else? If anyone could help me I would be very grateful.

    Thank You
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  3. Mar 19, 2006 #2


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    I work with http://www.coherentinc.com/Lasers/index.cfm?fuseaction=show.page&id=868&loc=834" [Broken] These lasers have Infrared pumping LEDs in a remote Power Supply. The Infrared beam is carried through Fiber optics to the Laser head itself. In the laser head the infrared energy is used to pump the YAG crystal.

    I do not believe that a fiber optic cable could be used for the main cavity. Fiber optic cables are used to transport a optical signal, they are wire of optical systems.
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