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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2002
  • pp: 6399–6409

Binary coherent beam combination with mirror pairs

Gerald T. Moore  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 30, pp. 6399-6409 (2002)

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A configuration of N coated mirrors or mirror pairs is described that has the potential to coherently combine 2 N single-frequency phase-locked diffraction-limited polarized optical beams to form a single diffraction-limited beam. The application to beam combination of fiber amplifiers is discussed.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

Original Manuscript: February 22, 2002
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2002
Published: October 20, 2002

Gerald T. Moore, "Binary coherent beam combination with mirror pairs," Appl. Opt. 41, 6399-6409 (2002)

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