Fiber Lasers at ~2 μm

Authored by: Liang Dong , Bryce Samson

Fiber Lasers

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498725545
eBook ISBN: 9781315370521
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Fiber lasers operating at ~2 μm are very important for a wide range of applications. Their eye-safe nature makes them useful for remote sensing, such as light detection and ranging (LIDAR) for environmental monitoring of gaseous compounds, water vapor, and wind. This is especially true for wavelengths between 2.1 and 2.2 μm, where an excellent atmospheric transmission window exists. These lasers can also be used as high-power pumps for mid-infrared sources such as parametric lasers and amplifiers. The strong water absorption peak at 1.94 μm makes them ideal for surgical applications where optical energy is absorbed efficiently for cutting and cauterizing. They are used in cartilage repair, prostrate ablation, destruction of kidney/bladder stones, dentistry, and ophthalmology.

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