Germanate Glass Fiber Lasers for High Power

  title={Germanate Glass Fiber Lasers for High Power},
  author={David Lancaster},
Abstract : The research reported here details a fundamental investigation of two modified germanate based glasses with a specific focus on glass stability during thermal-cycling which is representative of the steps required to fabricate a doped micro-structured germanate fiber. The investigations revealed for germanate fibres, surface crystallisation is the dominant loss mechanism, and may explain the poor performance of all published germanate fiber lasers. The research team have found a… CONTINUE READING