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An all fiber, widely tunable, single-frequency, erbium-doped fiber ring laser was constructed with a threshold pump power as low as 10 mW. Tuning over more than 30 nm was obtained by applying 0 to 17 dc V to an intracavity fiber Fabry-Perot filter. Threshold pump power versus wavelength data showed low variation over the tuning range. Mode hopping(More)
This paper discusses general intrusion prevention systems concepts and provides a context-based analysis of the techno-economic imperatives as the driver of this technology. Further, in light of the Gartner 2004 recommendations, the paper examines the security needs and functional requirements for enterprise network IPS deployments. Given the complexity of(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) who are being treated with interferon beta-1a. MS patients often experience fear and uncertainty about their future and derive benefit from understanding their diagnosis as well as learning about their anticipated disease course. Interferon beta-1a(More)
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Under pressure to expand her portfolio, Faith skipped important steps in the loan approval process such as visiting the applicants' businesses. When the group did not show up on their first repayment day, Faith started looking for them, but to no avail. They were gone. A cholera epidemic in the township resulted in a complete ban on public meetings. Without(More)
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