We present an approach for effectively combining high-power pulsed lasers based on a refraction displacement pulse combining technique. This approach allows for lasers combining with various repetition rates, pulse duration, polarization, output power, and wavelength. The maximum number of lasers that can be combined mainly depends on their repetition rate and pulse duration. This approach is a feasible way to combine a large number of high average power lasers while maintaining good beam quality.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Lasers and Laser Optics
Original Manuscript: August 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 24, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2012
Published: January 8, 2013
Jian Xu, Hongwei Gao, Yiting Xu, Yong Bo, Qinjun Peng, Jingyuan Zhang, Dafu Cui, and Zuyan Xu, "Sequence combining of pulsed lasers using refraction-beam-displacement," Appl. Opt. 52, 208-211 (2013)