We report a compact multicore fiber laser that utilizes an all-fiber approach for phase locking and in-phase supermode selection. By splicing passive coreless fibers of controlled lengths to both ends of an active 19-core fiber, we demonstrate that the fundamental in-phase supermode can be selectively excited with a completely monolithic fiber device, instead of conventional free-space and bulk optics, to achieve phase-locked operation for a multiemitter laser device.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Lasers and Laser Optics
Original Manuscript: May 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 2006
Published: August 9, 2006
L. Li, A. Schülzgen, S. Chen, V. L. Temyanko, J. V. Moloney, and N. Peyghambarian, "Phase locking and in-phase supermode selection in monolithic multicore fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 31, 2577-2579 (2006)