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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 1 — Jan. 10, 2012
  • pp: 011401–

Array size scaling of passive coherent beam combination in fiber laser array

Yuhao Xue, Bing He, Jun Zhou, Jinchong Xue, Zhen Li, Houkang Liu, and Qihong Lou  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 011401- (2012)


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Abstract

Array size scaling of passive coherent beam combination is explored theoretically. The Strehl ratio variation with wavelength is simulated in 4-, 9-, 16-, and 25-channel fiber arrays. The average Strehl ratio and phase error are calculated. The Strehl ratio is found to be near 100% for arrays with less than 5 fibers, but decreases significantly for larger arrays. These results are in good agreement with the recent experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3298) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam combining

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Yuhao Xue, Bing He, Jun Zhou, Jinchong Xue, Zhen Li, Houkang Liu, and Qihong Lou, "Array size scaling of passive coherent beam combination in fiber laser array," Chin. Opt. Lett. 10, 011401- (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-10-1-011401


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