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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 15 — Jul. 16, 2012
  • pp: 16245–16257

Simultaneous passive coherent beam combining and mode locking of fiber laser arrays

Chao Zhang, Wei-zung Chang, Almantas Galvanauskas, and Herbert G. Winful  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 15, pp. 16245-16257 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.016245


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Abstract

We present a dynamic model of simultaneous passive coherent beam combining and passive mode locking for coupled fiber lasers. The presence of a saturable absorber in the composite cavity results in the generation of packets of mode locked pulse trains. Within each packet the repetition rate of the pulses is determined by the length difference between the fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3298) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam combining

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2012
Published: July 2, 2012

Citation
Chao Zhang, Wei-zung Chang, Almantas Galvanauskas, and Herbert G. Winful, "Simultaneous passive coherent beam combining and mode locking of fiber laser arrays," Opt. Express 20, 16245-16257 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-15-16245


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