The prospects for power and brightness scaling of lasers by using arrays of gain elements have been enhanced by advances in beam combining. An overview of the fundamentals and of recent progress will be given.
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T. Y. Fan, "CLEO Tutorial: Laser beam combining: techniques and prospects," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CFL1.
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