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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1986
  • pp: 3916–3918

Randomly phased geometrical laser array

D. R. Suhre  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 25, Issue 21, pp. 3916-3918 (1986)

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A novel geometrical laser array is presented in which high far-field intensities can be generated without phase control of the laser elements. The array was analyzed by randomly varying the phasing of the elements and calculating the maximum far-field intensity. In the worst possible phasing conditions, the maximum far-field intensity remained high and was nearly constant with regard to the number of array elements. By increasing the geometrical spacing factor, the maximum intensity will approach that of a perfectly phased array.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 18, 1986
Published: November 1, 1986

D. R. Suhre, "Randomly phased geometrical laser array," Appl. Opt. 25, 3916-3918 (1986)

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