Optical-fiber lasers and amplifiers move ahead

Dec. 1, 1994
Optical fiber can be fashioned into a simple light guide to transmit optical information over long unrepeatered distances and at high speeds. But, optical fiber also can be used to fabricate fiber-based components which do far more than simply transmit light.

Lasing and amplifying are two functions fiber lasers perform

Optical storage: a growing mass market for lasers

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