David J. DiGiovanni and Martin H. Muendel
The development of a new fiber laser design—the double-clad fiber laser—has impacted the telecommunications, graphic arts, medical technologies, and materials processing industries. This article looks at the properties of these relatively new devices and explains their impact on current technologies.
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Publish Date: 01 January 1999
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