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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 13 — Jun. 21, 2010
  • pp: 13547–13553

Coherent combination of high power fiber amplifiers in a two-dimensional re-imaging waveguide

Radoslaw Uberna, Andrew Bratcher, Thomas G. Alley, Anthony D. Sanchez, Angel S. Flores, and Benjamin Pulford  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 13, pp. 13547-13553 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.013547


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Abstract

Four actively phase-locked beams produced by fiber amplifiers in a master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) configuration were coherently combined in a glass capillary re-imaging waveguide producing more than 100 W of coherent output with 80% combining efficiency and excellent beam quality. The beam combiner components maintained a temperature below 30°C with no external cooling at >100 W of combined power.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(140.3298) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam combining

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2010
Published: June 9, 2010

Citation
Radoslaw Uberna, Andrew Bratcher, Thomas G. Alley, Anthony D. Sanchez, Angel S. Flores, and Benjamin Pulford, "Coherent combination of high power fiber amplifiers in a two-dimensional re-imaging waveguide," Opt. Express 18, 13547-13553 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-13-13547


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