Application Note

Project Overview And Passive Component Development: Integrated Disruptive Components For 2µm Fiber Lasers (ISLA)

Source: Gooch & Housego PLC

The ISLA project was a research and development project with the goal of developing “building block” components of compatible and self-consistent active and passive fibers, fused fiber couplers and combiners, fiber-coupled isolators, modulators, and high power pump laser diodes. This project also intended to develop a CW, a pulsed and a short pulse demonstration laser for use in applications testing. This paper delivers an overview of the project, the results from Gooch & Housego’s work on developing passive components for 2 µm fiber lasers, and the research efforts on different isolator materials with the largest Verdet constants to be used in 2 µm isolators. Download the full article for more in-depth information.