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Last update: 23.05.2017
Optical Fiber and Fiber Laser Lab - The Romano Group
Optical Fiber and Fiber Laser Lab - The Romano Group
Fiber lasers become increasingly popular as sources of laser radiation in reaserch as well as in commercial applications. They emit continuous wave or pulsed light with pulse durations down to the femtosecond regime. For each application it is advantageous to identify the ideal mode of operation, i.e. the wavelength and the pulse duration that is optimal to achieve the desired goal. This is especially true in industrial applications, as complexity is always connected to prize. Today, most fiber lasers in the medium to high average power regime are based on ytterbium (Yb). The biggest drawback, however, is that they emit light around 1050 nm and, therefore, are not eye-safe.

In our group we work on various types of Yb- and Er-based fiber laser systems but also seek to extend the wavelength range by implementing other rare earth materials, for example thulium (Tm). With out inhouse fiber drawing facility and our novel approach to fabricate special types of optical fibers, we also investigate fiber lasers based on fibers doped with rather exotic active elements or mixtures of such elements.
 
Bacher Christoph   Contact  
Portrait Christoph Bacher
Division:Laser Physics
Group:Optical Fibers and Fiber Lasers
Status:Ph.D. student
 
Blümli Raphael   Contact  
Portrait Raphael Blümli
Division:Laser Physics
Group:Optical Fibers and Fiber Lasers
Status:Master student
 
El Sayed Ali   Contact  
Portrait Ali El Sayed
Division:Laser Physics
Group:Optical Fibers and Fiber Lasers
Status:Ph.D. student
 
Lätt Christoph   Contact  
Portrait Christoph Lätt
Division:Laser Physics
Group:Optical Fibers and Fiber Lasers
Status:Master student
 
Romano Valerio   Contact  
Portrait Valerio Romano
Division:Laser Physics
Group:Optical Fibers and Fiber Lasers
Status:Head of group
 
Ryser Manuel   Contact  
Division:Laser Physics
Group:Optical Fibers and Fiber Lasers
Status:Head of group
 
Scheuner Jonas   Contact  
Portrait Jonas Scheuner
Division:Laser Physics
Group:Optical Fibers and Fiber Lasers
Status:Ph.D. student
 
Zhang Yiming   Contact  
Division:Laser Physics
Group:Optical Fibers and Fiber Lasers
Status:Ph.D. student