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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 16 — Aug. 6, 2007
  • pp: 10340–10345

Birefringent in-phase supermode operation of a multicore microstructured fiber laser

X. Zhu, A. Schülzgen, L. Li, H. Li, V. L. Temyanko, J. V. Moloney, and N. Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 16, pp. 10340-10345 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.010340


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Abstract

We report the first observation of birefringent in-phase supermode operation of a phase-locked multicore fiber laser. The in-phase mode operation of our 12-core rectangular-array microstructured fiber laser was confirmed by the near-field distribution, the far-field diffraction pattern, and the optical spectrum. The birefringence of the in-phase mode in propagation constant Δγ was measured as ~4×10-6 1/µm. The break of the polarization degeneracy indicates the possibility of single polarization operation of phase-locked multicore fiber lasers and amplifiers.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 16, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 27, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 30, 2007
Published: August 1, 2007

Citation
X. Zhu, A. Schülzgen, L. Li, H. Li, V. L. Temyanko, J. V. Moloney, and N. Peyghambarian, "Birefringent in-phase supermode operation of a multicore microstructured fiber laser," Opt. Express 15, 10340-10345 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-16-10340


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