CET830 Optical Fibre Design and Fabrication for High Power Laser and Telecommunication Applications

Course Provider

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)



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This course provides an introduction to fibre lasers based on silica fibres. High power fibre lasers have made remarkable progress in the past couple of decades, making them a choice for variety of industrial applications, especially in the area of precision manufacturing. Excellent power conversion efficiency, high power stability and superior beam quality are a few of the unique features of fibre lasers that differentiate it from other lasers especially for high power applications. This course introduces you to laser physics, fibre optics and their applications to building fibre lasers. The course also gives an insight into recent progress and latest developments in fibre laser research.

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Engineering Optics and Photonics
- FlexiMasters in Engineering Optics and Photonics

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Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:

1. Illustrate key parameters for fibre laser design for various applications and;

2. Acquire knowledge of basic fibre laser characterization.

Laser physics, fibre optic basics, advantages of fibre lasers, major parameters and terminologies, rare earth materials for various wavelengths

Cladding Pumped CW Fibre laser and Mode area scaling
Introduction of cladding pumped fibre laser, basic principles, fibre design for mode area scaling, limits for power scaling

Power Scaling
Introduction of MOPA, tandem Pumping and beam combination for power scaling

Pulsed Fibre Laser
An introduction to pulsed fibre laser: Q switched and mode locked schemes.

Fibre Laser characterization
Introduction of a laser setup and measurement: slope efficiency, spectrum & beam quality.

Suitable to learners from all disciplines who seek to have in-depth understanding of photonics and engineering optics and their impact in current industries and for Industry 4.0 (I 4.0).

Standard Course Fee: S$1,620

SSG Funding Support

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Fee BEFORE funding & GST

Fee AFTER funding & 8% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

• NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.

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    CET824 Basic Optical Engineering2
    CET825 Fibre Lasers for Various Industry Applications1
    CET826 Understanding Fibre Optic Distributed Network for IoT Infrastructure1
    CET827 Fibre based Components for High Speed IoT Applications1
    CET828 Understanding the Principles, Structures, Packaging, Installation and Signal Processing of Optical Fibre Sensing Technology1
    CET829 Engineering Metrology1
    CET831 Lasers and Optics for Smart Manufacturing (I 4.0)- Current Practices and Future Prospects1
    CET832 Laser Manufacturing Processes2
    CET833 Organic Light Emitting Diode Technology for Flat Panel Information Displays1
    CET834 Understanding of basic device structure and operating principles of displays and LEDs1
    CET835 Laser Machining and 3D Printing for Industry0.5
    CET836 Smart Optical Sensors for Smart Manufacturing0.5
    CET765 Lithography Processes for Next Generation of Nano Scale Smart Devices1
    CET837 Bio-imaging1

    Listed courses are:

    • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Engineering Optics and Photonics (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Engineering Optics and Photonics (total 15AUs).
    • SkillsFuture Credit approved.