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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Long Beach, California United States
May 21, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-813-6
High Power Scaling Fiber Lasers (CThAA)

Coherent Beam Combining of a Large Number of PM Fibers in a 2D Fiberarray

Charles X. Yu, Jan E. Kansky, Scot E. Shaw, Daniel V. Murphy, and Charles Higgs

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Abstract

We report coherent combining of a record 32 PM fibers. Strehl degrades by <1dB and phase error is <λ/50. The use of a 2D fiberarray as the beamformer makes this approach scalable to >1000 fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics

Citation
C. X. Yu, J. E. Kansky, S. E. Shaw, D. V. Murphy, and C. Higgs, "Coherent Beam Combining of a Large Number of PM Fibers in a 2D Fiberarray," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThAA6.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=CLEO-2006-CThAA6


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