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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2686–2688

Coherent combining of a 4 kW, eight-element fiber amplifier array

C. X. Yu, S. J. Augst, S. M. Redmond, K. C. Goldizen, D. V. Murphy, A. Sanchez, and T. Y. Fan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 14, pp. 2686-2688 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002686


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Abstract

Commercial 0.5 kW Yb-doped fiber amplifiers have been characterized and found to be suitable for coherent beam combining. Eight such fiber amplifiers have been coherently combined in a tiled-aperture configuration with 78% combining efficiency and total output power of 4 kW . The power-in-the-bucket vertical beam quality of the combined output is 1.25 times diffraction limited at full power. The beam-combining performance is independent of output power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays
(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 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 2, 2011
Published: July 13, 2011

Citation
C. X. Yu, S. J. Augst, S. M. Redmond, K. C. Goldizen, D. V. Murphy, A. Sanchez, and T. Y. Fan, "Coherent combining of a 4 kW, eight-element fiber amplifier array," Opt. Lett. 36, 2686-2688 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-14-2686


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