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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2577–2579

Phase locking and in-phase supermode selection in monolithic multicore fiber lasers

L. Li, A. Schülzgen, S. Chen, V. L. Temyanko, J. V. Moloney, and N. Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 17, pp. 2577-2579 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.002577


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Abstract

We report a compact multicore fiber laser that utilizes an all-fiber approach for phase locking and in-phase supermode selection. By splicing passive coreless fibers of controlled lengths to both ends of an active 19-core fiber, we demonstrate that the fundamental in-phase supermode can be selectively excited with a completely monolithic fiber device, instead of conventional free-space and bulk optics, to achieve phase-locked operation for a multiemitter laser device.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 2006
Published: August 9, 2006

Citation
L. Li, A. Schülzgen, S. Chen, V. L. Temyanko, J. V. Moloney, and N. Peyghambarian, "Phase locking and in-phase supermode selection in monolithic multicore fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 31, 2577-2579 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-17-2577

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