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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1993
  • pp: 619–621

Coherent summation of saturated AlGaAs amplifiers

Gregory L. Schuster and John R. Andrews  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 619-621 (1993)

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Coherent summation of the output of two saturated traveling-wave amplifiers, each injected from a common semiconductor laser and all operated cw, has resulted in a single diffraction-limited beam containing 93% of the power originally contained in the two individual amplified beams. The 372 mW of power in a single diffraction-limited lobe is a 1.5-fold enhancement over the power available from a single amplifier.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 13, 1993
Published: April 15, 1993

Gregory L. Schuster and John R. Andrews, "Coherent summation of saturated AlGaAs amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 18, 619-621 (1993)

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