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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1434–1436

Passive phase locking of 25 fiber lasers

Moti Fridman, Micha Nixon, Nir Davidson, and Asher A. Friesem  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 9, pp. 1434-1436 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001434


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Abstract

Our experiments on passively phase locking two-dimensional arrays of coupled fiber lasers reveal that the average phase locking level of 25 lasers is low (20%–30%) but can exceed 90% in rare brief events. The average phase locking level was found to decrease for a larger number of lasers in the array and to increase with the connectivity of the array.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2010
Published: April 28, 2010

Citation
Moti Fridman, Micha Nixon, Nir Davidson, and Asher A. Friesem, "Passive phase locking of 25 fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 35, 1434-1436 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-9-1434


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