Spectral beam combining of an array of ten single-mode ridges is reported at 980 nm. A 1.5 W power is extracted from the external cavity. Its capability for EDFA pumping is experimentally established.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.2010) Lasers and laser optics : Diode laser arrays
P. Salet, G. Lucas-Leclin, G. Roger, P. Georges, P. Bousselet, C. Simonneau, D. Bayart, N. Michel, S. Auzanneau, M. Calligaro, O. Parillaud, M. Lecomte, and M. Krakowski, "Spectral Beam Combining of a 980-nm Laser Array for EDFA Pumping," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper MF32.
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