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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 12188–12195

Theory of electronically phased coherent beam combination without a reference beam

Thomas M. Shay  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 12188-12195 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.012188


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Abstract

The first theory for two novel coherent beam combination architectures that are the first electronic beam combination architectures that completely eliminate the need for a separate reference beam are presented. Detailed theoretical models are developed and presented for the first time.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 6, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

Citation
Thomas M. Shay, "Theory of electronically phased coherent beam combination without a reference beam," Opt. Express 14, 12188-12195 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-25-12188


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  16. Note that in principle any odd harmonic of the modulation frequency, ωi, can be used to demodulate the phase error signal. However, the fundamental frequency generally produces the highest signal-to-noise ratio. Therefore, in this analysis the demodulation the fundamental frequency is always used for demodulation of the phase error signals.

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