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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2009
  • pp: 133–135

Effect of polarization controlling on coherent beam combining of two-fiber laser arrays of interferometric configuration

Jianqiu Cao, Qisheng Lu, Sheng-Ping Chen, Jing Hou, and Xiaojun Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 2, pp. 133-135 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000133


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Abstract

The effect of polarization controlling on coherent beam combining of two-fiber laser arrays of interferometric configuration is researched. Three kinds of arrays, built on the basis of Michelson and Mach–Zehnder interferometers, are investigated experimentally. It is found that polarization controlling is not necessary for coherent beam combining of the Michelson interferometric array but necessary for that of Mach–Zehnder interferometric arrays. These results reveal the important role of polarization in the self-organization process of interferometric laser arrays.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2008
Published: January 9, 2009

Citation
Jianqiu Cao, Qisheng Lu, Sheng-Ping Chen, Jing Hou, and Xiaojun Xu, "Effect of polarization controlling on coherent beam combining of two-fiber laser arrays of interferometric configuration," Opt. Lett. 34, 133-135 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-2-133


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