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Large-Mode-Volume Fiber Devices for High-Power and High-Energy Applications. / Kerttula, Juho.

Tampere University of Technology, 2013. 77 s. (Tampere University of Technology. Publication; Vuosikerta 1140).

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Kerttula, J 2013, Large-Mode-Volume Fiber Devices for High-Power and High-Energy Applications. Tampere University of Technology. Publication, Vuosikerta. 1140, Tampere University of Technology.

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Kerttula, J. (2013). Large-Mode-Volume Fiber Devices for High-Power and High-Energy Applications. (Tampere University of Technology. Publication; Vuosikerta 1140). Tampere University of Technology.

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Kerttula J. Large-Mode-Volume Fiber Devices for High-Power and High-Energy Applications. Tampere University of Technology, 2013. 77 s. (Tampere University of Technology. Publication).

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Kerttula, Juho. / Large-Mode-Volume Fiber Devices for High-Power and High-Energy Applications. Tampere University of Technology, 2013. 77 Sivumäärä (Tampere University of Technology. Publication).

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