We report the production of stable, coherent, and same-phase states in arrays of fiber lasers. Provided that proper interactions between the lasers are present, arrays will spontaneously self-organize into stable coherent same-phase states. There is no need for active control. Power scaling, power spectra, spatial interference fringes, and temporal data all support this conclusion.
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Hans Bruesselbach, D. Cris Jones, Metin S. Mangir, Monica Minden, and Jeffrey L. Rogers, "Self-organized coherence in fiber laser arrays," Opt. Lett. 30, 1339-1341 (2005)