Advances in High-Power Fiber and Diode Laser Engineering provides an overview of recent research trends in fiber and diode lasers and laser systems engineering. In recent years, many new fiber designs and fiber laser system strategies have emerged, targeting the mitigation of different problems which occur when standard optical fibers are used for making high-power lasers. Simultaneously, a lot of attention has been put to increasing the brightness and the output power of laser diodes. Both of these major laser development directions continue to advance at a rapid pace with the sole purpose of achieving higher power while having excellent beam quality.
The book begins by introducing the principles of diode lasers and methods for improving their brightness. Later chapters cover quantum cascade lasers, diode pumped high power lasers, high average power LMA fiber amplifiers, high-power fiber lasers, beam combinable kilowatt all-fiber amplifiers, and applications of 2 μm thulium fiber lasers and high-power GHz linewidth diode lasers.
Written by a team of authors with experience in academia and industrial research and development, and brought together by an expert editor, this book will be of use to anyone interested in laser systems development at the laboratory or commercial scale.
- Chapter 2: Coherent beam combining architectures for high-power laser diodes
- Chapter 3: High-power laser diodes for direct applications and laser pumping
- Chapter 4: Quantum cascade lasers
- Chapter 5: Diode pumped high power lasers
- Chapter 6: High average power large mode area (LMA) fiber amplifiers
- Chapter 7: Optical fibers for high-power operation
- Chapter 8: High power fiber lasers
- Chapter 9: Beam combinable, kilowatt all-fiber amplifiers for directed energy
- Chapter 10: Applications of high-power 2 µm thulium fiber lasers in materials processing
- Chapter 11: High-power GHz linewidth diode lasers and their applications
University of Central Florida, The College of Optics and Photonics - CREOL, USA.
Dr. Ivan Divliansky is a Research Assistant Professor of Optics & Photonics at CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics at UCF, with more than 15 years of experience. His research interests include high power laser beam combining, solid state and fiber lasers systems design, development and new applications of various volume holographic optical elements. Dr. Divliansky graduated with a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University and prior to that, he earned hisM.S. from the Physics department of Sofia University, Bulgaria.