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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1993
  • pp: 1810–1812

Validity of the coupled-oscillator model for laser-array dynamics

Herbert G. Winful, Sean Allen, and Lutfur Rahman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 21, pp. 1810-1812 (1993)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.18.001810


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Abstract

We show that the coupled-oscillator model accurately describes the dynamics of laser arrays. Excellent qualitative and quantitative agreement is obtained between this model and the results of experiments on Nd:YAG laser arrays. Recent claims of instantaneous phase locking are shown to be in error.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: April 29, 1993
Published: November 1, 1993

Citation
Herbert G. Winful, Sean Allen, and Lutfur Rahman, "Validity of the coupled-oscillator model for laser-array dynamics," Opt. Lett. 18, 1810-1812 (1993)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-18-21-1810

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