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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1987
  • pp: 245–247

Aperture filling of phase-locked laser arrays

Gary J. Swanson, James R. Leger, and Michael Holz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 245-247 (1987)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.12.000245


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Abstract

Arrays of lasers that are locked together with the same phase produce far-field patterns with a significant amount of the energy residing in the sidelobes. We describe a technique that channels the majority of the sidelobe energy into the desired central lobe.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: November 6, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 1987
Published: April 1, 1987

Citation
Gary J. Swanson, James R. Leger, and Michael Holz, "Aperture filling of phase-locked laser arrays," Opt. Lett. 12, 245-247 (1987)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-12-4-245


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