This book provides a comprehensive review of the latest research on the science, technology, and applications of mode-locked fiber lasers generating pulse trains with the evolving state of polarization at time scales ranging from a few pulse widths to 10,000 laser cavity round-trip times. It supports readers with a timely source of information on the current novel scientific concepts, and cost-effective schematics, in addition to an overview of the feasible applications.
The book aims to demonstrate for the nonlinear science community a newly emerging field of nonlinear science, and so stimulates the development of new theoretical approaches and opens new horizons for the photonics community by pushing boundaries of the existing laser systems towards new applications. The new classes of optical sources and photonic devices explored in this book will be relevant with applications to other fields, including medicine, bio-photonics, metrology, and environmental safety.
- Provides a cutting edge review of the latest emerging science, technology and applications in the field.
- Tackles a topic with fast growing interest in USA, Europe and China.
- Explores the simple and cheap design and tests of lasers, and outlines the feasible applications.
Sergey Sergeyev received his MSc and PhD degrees in optics and laser physics from Belarusian State University (BSU), Minsk, in 1985 and 1991, respectively. He has 34 years of academic experience and 3 years of industrial experience in the field of polarization spectroscopy, telecom, laser physics, and nonlinear fiber optics. He is now an Associate Professor at the Aston Institute of Photonic, Technologies (AIPT) at Aston University, UK. He has published over 200 journal and conference papers, 4 book chapters, and filed 7 patent applications. He has recently supervised of 6 EU and UK projects covering the polarization phenomena in spectroscopy, fiber optics, telecom, and laser physics. Chengbo Mou received his B.Eng. degree in electronic science and technologies (optoelectronics) from Tianjin University, China, in 2004, in addition to his M.Sc. degree in photonics and optoelectronic devices from the University of St Andrews, U.K., in 2005, and a Ph.D. degree in photonics from Aston University in 2012. He then worked as an Industrial Research Fellow with Aston University. In 2016, he joined in the Key Laboratory of Specialty Fiber Optics and Optical Access Networks at Shanghai University as a Full Professor. His research interests include nanophotonics, nanomaterial-based nonlinear photonic devices, ultrafast fiber lasers, novel type of mode locked lasers, and nonlinear applications of advanced fiber grating devices. He is the recipient of National High Level Oversea Recruitment programme of China, the Young Eastern Scholar Fellowship from the Shanghai Institute of Higher Learning. He has published over 100 journal and conference papers, 3 book chapters. He has been extensively involved in projects supported by Natural Science Foundation of China, Natural Science Foundation of Shanghai, Ministry of Education China, and MOST China.