Over the past two decades, the use of fiber lasers in engineering applications has gradually become established as an engineering discipline on its own. The development of fiber lasers is mainly the result of studies from various domains like photonics, optical sensing, fiber optics, nonlinear optics, and telecommunication. Though many excellent books exist on each of these subjects, and several have been written speciﬁcally to address lasers and fiber lasers, it is still difﬁcult to ﬁnd one book where the diverse core of subjects that are central to the study of fiber laser systems are presented in simple and straight forward way.
Fiber Lasers: Fundamentals with MATLAB Modelling, is an introduction to the fundamentals of fiber lasers. It provides clear explanations of physical concepts supporting the field of fiber lasers. Fiber lasers’ characteristics are analyzed theoretically through simulations derived from numerical models. The authors cover fundamental principles involved in the generation of laser light through both continuous-wave (CW) and pulsing. It also covers experimental configuration and characterization for both CW and Q-switching. The authors describe the simulation of fiber laser systems and propose numerical modelling of various fiber laser schemes. MATLAB® modelling and numerical computational methods are used throughout the book to simulate different fiber laser system configurations.
This book will be highly desirable and beneﬁcial for both academics and industry professionals to have ample examples of fiber laser approaches that are well thought out and fully integrated with the subjects covered in the text. This book is written to address these needs.
Table of Contents
1. Fundamentals of Fiber Lasers. 2. Optical Fibers. 3.Rare-Earth Ions and Fiber Laser Fundamentals. 4. Mathematical Methods for Fiber Lasers. 5. Continuous-Wave Silica Fiber Lasers. 6. Q-switched Fiber Laser. 7. Narrow Linewidth Fiber Lasers. 8. High-Power Fiber Lasers.
Johan Meyer obtained his degree in electrical engineering in 1992 from the Rand Afrikaanse Universiteit. He worked for 12 years in the aeronautical industry and joined the University of Johannesburg in 2004. He is an associate professor at the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment. He served as the head of the Photonics Research Group, where he was appointed as Head of School for Electrical Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer and a senior member of IEEE. His field of expertise includes fiber-optical sensors and systems engineering. Sompo Mpoyo Justice received his BSc degree in electronic engineering from the Institut Supérieur Pedagogique et Technique de Likasi, DR Congo in 2004. He completed his Mphil degree in electrical and electronic engineering sciences from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2015. Currently, he is studying toward his PhD in Photonics Research Group at University of Johannesburg. Prof. Suné von Solms is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Suné is a registered professional engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated researcher. Her research interests include networks, engineering education and the social and human aspects of engineering.