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
Original Manuscript: November 6, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 1987
Published: April 1, 1987
Gary J. Swanson, James R. Leger, and Michael Holz, "Aperture filling of phase-locked laser arrays," Opt. Lett. 12, 245-247 (1987)