MotivationWhy Diode Based Fiber Lasers?
•Diode lasers are small (100’s microns), electrically efficient
(>70%), wavelength agile (300 nm to >10 microns viabandgap engineering).
Robust, no moving / mechanical parts
potential for large tuning bandwidth.
Operates over very broad temperature ranges.
Cost effective, direct electrically (battery) pumped.
Can engineer the cavity Q to be >> than conventional cavities
Potential for photonic integrated circuits, e.g., electronics,lasers, modulators & detectors
full functioningoptoelectronic systems on a chip
computing & signal processing at the speed of light!