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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2001
  • pp: 916–920

Theory of 1-N-way phase-locked resonators

Eric K. Gorton and R. Michael Jenkins  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 6, pp. 916-920 (2001)

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A 1-N-way resonator based on beam splitting and beam combining effects in rectangular cross-sectional multimode waveguides was recently proposed. Such a resonator structure offers a valuable way in which N low-power laser elements may be combined in a coherent fashion. We examine the case of passive 1-N-way resonators. We develop a theory of these 1-N-way structures to show that there is only one possible mode of these resonators. The theory is used to give a scaling law for the design tolerances of the beam splitting and beam combining region of the resonator.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

Original Manuscript: February 2, 2000
Revised Manuscript: June 19, 2000
Published: February 20, 2001

Eric K. Gorton and R. Michael Jenkins, "Theory of 1-N-way phase-locked resonators," Appl. Opt. 40, 916-920 (2001)

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