Abstract

The theory of phase locking of a Gaussian beam amplifier array based on the multidithering technique is presented and developed in detail. The role and importance of the pinhole in the coherent beam combination (CBC) system, which had been unsolved for a long time, have been studied in detail. The effects of the size and position of the pinhole on CBC are analyzed based on this theory.

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2009 (1)

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennaï, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouén, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, “Beam shaping of single-mode and multimode fiber amplifier arrays for propagation through atmospheric turbulence,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257–268 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2006 (3)

1977 (1)

Baker, J. T.

T. M. Shay, V. Benham, J. T. Baker, B. Ward, A. D. Sanchez, M. A. Culpepper, D. Pilkington, J. Spring, D. J. Nelson, and C. A. Lu, “First experimental demonstration of self-synchronous phase locking of an optical array,” Opt. Express 14, 12015–12021 (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. M. Shay, V. Benham, J. Spring, B. Ward, F. Ghebremichael, M. A. Culpepper, A. D. Sanchez, J. T. Baker, D. Pilkington, and R. Berdine, “Self-referenced locking of optical coherence by single-detector electronic-frequency tagging,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 61020V (2006).
[CrossRef]

Benham, V.

T. M. Shay, V. Benham, J. Spring, B. Ward, F. Ghebremichael, M. A. Culpepper, A. D. Sanchez, J. T. Baker, D. Pilkington, and R. Berdine, “Self-referenced locking of optical coherence by single-detector electronic-frequency tagging,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 61020V (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. M. Shay, V. Benham, J. T. Baker, B. Ward, A. D. Sanchez, M. A. Culpepper, D. Pilkington, J. Spring, D. J. Nelson, and C. A. Lu, “First experimental demonstration of self-synchronous phase locking of an optical array,” Opt. Express 14, 12015–12021 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bennaï, B.

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennaï, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouén, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, “Beam shaping of single-mode and multimode fiber amplifier arrays for propagation through atmospheric turbulence,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257–268 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Berdine, R.

T. M. Shay, V. Benham, J. Spring, B. Ward, F. Ghebremichael, M. A. Culpepper, A. D. Sanchez, J. T. Baker, D. Pilkington, and R. Berdine, “Self-referenced locking of optical coherence by single-detector electronic-frequency tagging,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 61020V (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bourdon, P.

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennaï, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouén, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, “Beam shaping of single-mode and multimode fiber amplifier arrays for propagation through atmospheric turbulence,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257–268 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bratcher, A.

Canat, G.

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennaï, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouén, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, “Beam shaping of single-mode and multimode fiber amplifier arrays for propagation through atmospheric turbulence,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257–268 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Culpepper, M. A.

T. M. Shay, V. Benham, J. Spring, B. Ward, F. Ghebremichael, M. A. Culpepper, A. D. Sanchez, J. T. Baker, D. Pilkington, and R. Berdine, “Self-referenced locking of optical coherence by single-detector electronic-frequency tagging,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 61020V (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. M. Shay, V. Benham, J. T. Baker, B. Ward, A. D. Sanchez, M. A. Culpepper, D. Pilkington, J. Spring, D. J. Nelson, and C. A. Lu, “First experimental demonstration of self-synchronous phase locking of an optical array,” Opt. Express 14, 12015–12021 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Flores, A.

A. Flores, “Coherent beam combining of fiber amplifiers in a kW regime,” in CLEO:2011—Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CFE3.

Ghebremichael, F.

T. M. Shay, V. Benham, J. Spring, B. Ward, F. Ghebremichael, M. A. Culpepper, A. D. Sanchez, J. T. Baker, D. Pilkington, and R. Berdine, “Self-referenced locking of optical coherence by single-detector electronic-frequency tagging,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 61020V (2006).
[CrossRef]

Goular, D.

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennaï, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouén, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, “Beam shaping of single-mode and multimode fiber amplifier arrays for propagation through atmospheric turbulence,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257–268 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Jaouén, Y.

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennaï, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouén, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, “Beam shaping of single-mode and multimode fiber amplifier arrays for propagation through atmospheric turbulence,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257–268 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Jolivet, V.

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennaï, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouén, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, “Beam shaping of single-mode and multimode fiber amplifier arrays for propagation through atmospheric turbulence,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257–268 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lombard, L.

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennaï, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouén, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, “Beam shaping of single-mode and multimode fiber amplifier arrays for propagation through atmospheric turbulence,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257–268 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lu, C. A.

Moreau, B.

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennaï, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouén, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, “Beam shaping of single-mode and multimode fiber amplifier arrays for propagation through atmospheric turbulence,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257–268 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Nelson, D. J.

O’Meara, T. R.

Pilkington, D.

T. M. Shay, V. Benham, J. T. Baker, B. Ward, A. D. Sanchez, M. A. Culpepper, D. Pilkington, J. Spring, D. J. Nelson, and C. A. Lu, “First experimental demonstration of self-synchronous phase locking of an optical array,” Opt. Express 14, 12015–12021 (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. M. Shay, V. Benham, J. Spring, B. Ward, F. Ghebremichael, M. A. Culpepper, A. D. Sanchez, J. T. Baker, D. Pilkington, and R. Berdine, “Self-referenced locking of optical coherence by single-detector electronic-frequency tagging,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 61020V (2006).
[CrossRef]

Pourtal, E.

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennaï, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouén, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, “Beam shaping of single-mode and multimode fiber amplifier arrays for propagation through atmospheric turbulence,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257–268 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sanchez, A. D.

T. M. Shay, V. Benham, J. Spring, B. Ward, F. Ghebremichael, M. A. Culpepper, A. D. Sanchez, J. T. Baker, D. Pilkington, and R. Berdine, “Self-referenced locking of optical coherence by single-detector electronic-frequency tagging,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 61020V (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. M. Shay, V. Benham, J. T. Baker, B. Ward, A. D. Sanchez, M. A. Culpepper, D. Pilkington, J. Spring, D. J. Nelson, and C. A. Lu, “First experimental demonstration of self-synchronous phase locking of an optical array,” Opt. Express 14, 12015–12021 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Shay, T. M.

Spring, J.

T. M. Shay, V. Benham, J. Spring, B. Ward, F. Ghebremichael, M. A. Culpepper, A. D. Sanchez, J. T. Baker, D. Pilkington, and R. Berdine, “Self-referenced locking of optical coherence by single-detector electronic-frequency tagging,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 61020V (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. M. Shay, V. Benham, J. T. Baker, B. Ward, A. D. Sanchez, M. A. Culpepper, D. Pilkington, J. Spring, D. J. Nelson, and C. A. Lu, “First experimental demonstration of self-synchronous phase locking of an optical array,” Opt. Express 14, 12015–12021 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tiemann, B. G.

Uberna, R.

Vasseur, O.

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennaï, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouén, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, “Beam shaping of single-mode and multimode fiber amplifier arrays for propagation through atmospheric turbulence,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257–268 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ward, B.

T. M. Shay, V. Benham, J. T. Baker, B. Ward, A. D. Sanchez, M. A. Culpepper, D. Pilkington, J. Spring, D. J. Nelson, and C. A. Lu, “First experimental demonstration of self-synchronous phase locking of an optical array,” Opt. Express 14, 12015–12021 (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. M. Shay, V. Benham, J. Spring, B. Ward, F. Ghebremichael, M. A. Culpepper, A. D. Sanchez, J. T. Baker, D. Pilkington, and R. Berdine, “Self-referenced locking of optical coherence by single-detector electronic-frequency tagging,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 61020V (2006).
[CrossRef]

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V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennaï, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouén, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, “Beam shaping of single-mode and multimode fiber amplifier arrays for propagation through atmospheric turbulence,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257–268 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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T. M. Shay, V. Benham, J. Spring, B. Ward, F. Ghebremichael, M. A. Culpepper, A. D. Sanchez, J. T. Baker, D. Pilkington, and R. Berdine, “Self-referenced locking of optical coherence by single-detector electronic-frequency tagging,” Proc. SPIE 6102, 61020V (2006).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

A. Flores, “Coherent beam combining of fiber amplifiers in a kW regime,” in CLEO:2011—Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CFE3.

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