CANBERRA, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- Australian optical scientists have made a breakthrough in increasing the power of fiber lasers.
In a study published on Monday, an international team led by researchers from the University of South Australia (UniSA) found that by using multimode optical fiber the power of fiber lasers can be scaled up nine-fold without deteriorating the beam quality.
Widely used in industrial environments and defense, fiber lasers use an optical fiber cable to deliver a precise beam.
"Our research launches Australia into a world-leading position to develop the next generation of high-power fibre lasers, not only for defence applications, but to aid new scientific discoveries," Ori Henderson-Sapir, project investigator from the Institute of Photonics and Advanced Sensing at UoA, said in a media release.
The researchers will present their findings at SPIE Photonics West - the world's largest photonics conference - in San Francisco in 2024. ■