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Raman Fiber Lasers

  • Yan Feng


  • Provides a comprehensive reference to a versatile technology for generating widely tunable high power light sources

  • Explores diverse applications of this future laser technology in science, defense, and environmental sensing

  • Represents the first reference on the interesting and useful properties of Raman fiber lasers

  • Contains contributions by experts from around the world


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 207)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Yan Feng, Lei Zhang
    Pages 1-33
  3. V. R. Supradeepa, Jeffrey W. Nicholson
    Pages 35-66
  4. Vincent Fortin, Martin Bernier, Réal Vallée
    Pages 67-116
  5. Guanshi Qin
    Pages 205-233
  6. Paul S. Westbrook, Kazi S. Abedin, Tristan Kremp
    Pages 235-271
  7. Sergey A. Babin, Sergey I. Kablukov, Ekaterina A. Zlobina, Evgeniy V. Podivilov, Sofia R. Abdullina, Ivan A. Lobach et al.
    Pages 273-354
  8. Paul S. Westbrook, Kazi S. Abedin, Tristan Kremp
    Pages E1-E1
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 355-357

About this book


This book serves as a comprehensive, up-to-date reference about this cutting-edge laser technology and its many new and interesting developments. Various aspects and trends of Raman fiber lasers are described in detail by experts in their fields. Raman fiber lasers have progressed quickly in the past decade, and have emerged as a versatile laser technology for generating high power light sources covering a spectral range from visible to mid-infrared. The technology is already being applied in the fields of telecommunication, astronomy, cold atom physics, laser spectroscopy, environmental sensing, and laser medicine. This book covers various topics relating to Raman fiber laser research, including power scaling, cladding and diode pumping, cascade Raman shifting, single frequency operation and power amplification, mid-infrared laser generation, specialty optical fibers, and random distributed feedback Raman fiber lasers. The book will appeal to scientists, students, and technicians seeking to understand the recent developments and future trends of this promising and multifaceted technology.


Raman fiber lasers fiber lasers and amplifiers fiber laser applications high power light sources laser medicine laser spectroscopy fiber cladding mode locking diode pumping specialty Raman fibers

Editors and affiliations

  • Yan Feng
    • 1
  1. 1.Chinese Academy of SciencesShanghai Institute of Optics & Fine MechanicsJiadingChina

About the editors

Dr. Yan Feng is currently a professor at the Shanghai Institute of Optics and fine Mechanics (SIOM), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He got his Ph.D. degree from the Physics Department of Nankai University, Tianjin, China, in 2000, and spent two postdoctoral stays at Institute of Physics, CAS, and Institute for Laser Science, University of Electro-communications, Japan, respectively. From 2005 to 2009, he was a laser physicist at the European Southern Observatory, and developed a Raman fiber amplifier based sodium guide star laser. He joined SIOM in 2010 under the support of CAS's 100-talent program. He works on fiber lasers and nonlinear photonics for scientific applications. His research interests include Raman fiber lasers, single frequency fiber amplifiers, laser development for astronomy and atom physics, and manipulation of nonlinear optical effects in optical fibers. He has made pioneering contributions to the power scaling and wavelength expanding of Raman fiber lasers, and to the development of fiber-based guide star lasers.

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