Challenges and future trends in fiber lasers

  title={Challenges and future trends in fiber lasers},
  author={Stefano Taccheo and Kay Schuster and Maurizio Ferrari and A. B. Seddon and Marian Marciniak and C. Taudt and Johann Trol{\`e}s and Giorgio Valentini and Dominik Dorosz and Francesco Prudenzano and M. Jaeger and C. Dandrea and Mile Ivanda and Alessandro Chiasera and Slawomir Sujecki and Virginie Nazabal and Daniela Comelli and Hovik V. Baghdasaryan and Tobias Baselt and Paul Hartmann and A. Lucianetti and Pavel Peterka and A. Klotzbach and J. L. Adam and H. Gebavi},
  journal={2016 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)},
Fiber lasers are a fast growing class of lasers due to their reliability, efficiency and flexibility. This has made fiber lasers a versatile tool for manufacturing, sensing and healthcare, not forgetting the contribution of Erbium-doped amplifiers to optical communications. Yet available wavelengths by direct emission are quite restricted to the visible and near infrared wavelength interval (500 nm to 2 micron), with very few offering high power and efficient operation, namely 1 micron, 1.5… CONTINUE READING