Abstract

We report an 8-element spectral beam combination of Yb-doped all fiber superfluorescent sources around 1070 nm wavelength. Each source consists of a 60 mW front-end and a 1.5 kW three-stage fiber amplifier chain. The eight output beamlets are spectrally combined using a home-made polarization-independent multilayer dielectric reflective diffraction grating. 10.8 kW output power is achieved with an efficiency of 94%. Besides, both theoretical and experimental studies of dual grating dispersion compensation scheme have been performed, which is proved to be a prospective way for high brightness spectral beam combination.

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2008 (1)

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J. Limpert, F. Röser, S. Klingebiel, T. Schreiber, C. Wirth, T. Peschel, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “The rising power of fiber lasers and amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 537–545 (2007).
[Crossref]

S. J. Augst, J. K. Ranka, T. Y. Fan, and A. Sanchez, “Beam combining of ytterbium fiber amplifiers (Invited),” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24(8), 1707–1715 (2007).
[Crossref]

T. H. Loftus, A. Liu, P. R. Hoffman, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, R. Royse, and E. Honea, “522 W average power, spectrally beam-combined fiber laser with near-diffraction-limited beam quality,” Opt. Lett. 32(4), 349–351 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, P. R. Hoffman, M. Norsen, R. Royse, A. Liu, and E. C. Honea, “Spectrally beam-combined fiber lasers for high-average-power applications,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 487–497 (2007).
[Crossref]

2006 (1)

2005 (2)

A. Tünnermann, T. Schreiber, F. Röser, A. Liem, S. Höfer, H. Zellmer, S. Nolte, and J. Limpert, “The renaissance and bright future of fibre lasers,” J. Phys. B 38(9), S681–S693 (2005).
[Crossref]

T. Y. Fan, “Laser beam combining for high-power, high-radiance sources,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 567–577 (2005).
[Crossref]

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

E. Bochove, “Theory of spectral beam combining of fiber lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38(5), 432–445 (2002).
[Crossref]

1997 (1)

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(7), 1049–1056 (1997).
[Crossref]

Aggarwal, R. L.

Andrejco, M. J.

M. D. Mermelstein, M. J. Andrejco, J. Fini, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “SBS suppression and acoustic management for high-power narrow-linewidth fiber lasers and amplifiers,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 75801H (2010).
[Crossref]

Augst, S. J.

Babin, S. A.

Barty, C. P. J.

Beach, R. J.

Bochove, E.

E. Bochove, “Theory of spectral beam combining of fiber lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38(5), 432–445 (2002).
[Crossref]

Brooks, C.

P. Madasamy, D. Jander, C. Brooks, T. Lofus, A. Thomas, P. Jones, and E. Honea, “Dual-grating spectral beam combination of high-power fiber lasers (Invited),” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(2), 337–343 (2009).
[Crossref]

Brückner, F.

Cesar Jauregui, F.

Chen, J.

Clausnitzer, T.

Dai, S.

Dajani, I.

Dawson, J. W.

DiGiovanni, D. J.

M. D. Mermelstein, M. J. Andrejco, J. Fini, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “SBS suppression and acoustic management for high-power narrow-linewidth fiber lasers and amplifiers,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 75801H (2010).
[Crossref]

Dong, J.

Eberhardt, R.

Eidam, T.

Fan, T. Y.

Fini, J.

M. D. Mermelstein, M. J. Andrejco, J. Fini, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “SBS suppression and acoustic management for high-power narrow-linewidth fiber lasers and amplifiers,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 75801H (2010).
[Crossref]

Flores, A.

Goldizen, K. C.

Goodno, G. D.

Gowin, M.

Goyal, A. K.

Guo, S.

Hanna, D. C.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(7), 1049–1056 (1997).
[Crossref]

He, B.

Headley, C.

M. D. Mermelstein, M. J. Andrejco, J. Fini, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “SBS suppression and acoustic management for high-power narrow-linewidth fiber lasers and amplifiers,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 75801H (2010).
[Crossref]

Heebner, J. E.

Henry, L.

Höfer, S.

A. Tünnermann, T. Schreiber, F. Röser, A. Liem, S. Höfer, H. Zellmer, S. Nolte, and J. Limpert, “The renaissance and bright future of fibre lasers,” J. Phys. B 38(9), S681–S693 (2005).
[Crossref]

Hoffman, P. R.

T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, P. R. Hoffman, M. Norsen, R. Royse, A. Liu, and E. C. Honea, “Spectrally beam-combined fiber lasers for high-average-power applications,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 487–497 (2007).
[Crossref]

T. H. Loftus, A. Liu, P. R. Hoffman, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, R. Royse, and E. Honea, “522 W average power, spectrally beam-combined fiber laser with near-diffraction-limited beam quality,” Opt. Lett. 32(4), 349–351 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Honea, E.

P. Madasamy, D. Jander, C. Brooks, T. Lofus, A. Thomas, P. Jones, and E. Honea, “Dual-grating spectral beam combination of high-power fiber lasers (Invited),” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(2), 337–343 (2009).
[Crossref]

T. H. Loftus, A. Liu, P. R. Hoffman, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, R. Royse, and E. Honea, “522 W average power, spectrally beam-combined fiber laser with near-diffraction-limited beam quality,” Opt. Lett. 32(4), 349–351 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Honea, E. C.

T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, P. R. Hoffman, M. Norsen, R. Royse, A. Liu, and E. C. Honea, “Spectrally beam-combined fiber lasers for high-average-power applications,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 487–497 (2007).
[Crossref]

Hu, M.

Jander, D.

P. Madasamy, D. Jander, C. Brooks, T. Lofus, A. Thomas, P. Jones, and E. Honea, “Dual-grating spectral beam combination of high-power fiber lasers (Invited),” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(2), 337–343 (2009).
[Crossref]

Jansen, H. J

Jones, P.

P. Madasamy, D. Jander, C. Brooks, T. Lofus, A. Thomas, P. Jones, and E. Honea, “Dual-grating spectral beam combination of high-power fiber lasers (Invited),” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(2), 337–343 (2009).
[Crossref]

Jung, M.

Kablukov, S. I.

Kliner, A.

Klingebiel, S.

J. Limpert, F. Röser, S. Klingebiel, T. Schreiber, C. Wirth, T. Peschel, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “The rising power of fiber lasers and amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 537–545 (2007).
[Crossref]

Lanari, A.

Leng, J.

Li, L.

Liem, A.

A. Tünnermann, T. Schreiber, F. Röser, A. Liem, S. Höfer, H. Zellmer, S. Nolte, and J. Limpert, “The renaissance and bright future of fibre lasers,” J. Phys. B 38(9), S681–S693 (2005).
[Crossref]

Limpert,

Limpert, J.

C. Wirth, O. Schmidt, I. Tsybin, T. Schreiber, R. Eberhardt, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, K. Ludewigt, M. Gowin, E. ten Have, and M. Jung, “High average power spectral beam combining of four fiber amplifiers to 8.2 kW,” Opt. Lett. 36(16), 3118–3120 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

O. Schmidt, M. Rekas, C. Wirth, J. Rothhardt, S. Rhein, A. Kliner, M. Strecker, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “High power narrow-band fiber-based ASE source,” Opt. Express 19(5), 4421–4427 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

O. Schmidt, C. Wirth, I. Tsybin, T. Schreiber, R. Eberhardt, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Average power of 1.1 kW from spectrally combined, fiber-amplified, nanosecond-pulsed sources,” Opt. Lett. 34(10), 1567–1569 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Wirth, O. Schmidt, I. Tsybin, T. Schreiber, T. Peschel, F. Brückner, T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, R. Eberhardt, A. Tünnermann, M. Gowin, E. ten Have, K. Ludewigt, and M. Jung, “2 kW incoherent beam combining of four narrow-linewidth photonic crystal fiber amplifiers,” Opt. Express 17(3), 1178–1183 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Limpert, F. Röser, S. Klingebiel, T. Schreiber, C. Wirth, T. Peschel, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “The rising power of fiber lasers and amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 537–545 (2007).
[Crossref]

A. Tünnermann, T. Schreiber, F. Röser, A. Liem, S. Höfer, H. Zellmer, S. Nolte, and J. Limpert, “The renaissance and bright future of fibre lasers,” J. Phys. B 38(9), S681–S693 (2005).
[Crossref]

Liu, A.

T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, P. R. Hoffman, M. Norsen, R. Royse, A. Liu, and E. C. Honea, “Spectrally beam-combined fiber lasers for high-average-power applications,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 487–497 (2007).
[Crossref]

T. H. Loftus, A. Liu, P. R. Hoffman, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, R. Royse, and E. Honea, “522 W average power, spectrally beam-combined fiber laser with near-diffraction-limited beam quality,” Opt. Lett. 32(4), 349–351 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Liu, C.

Liu, H.

Liu, W.

Liu, Z.

Loftus, T. H.

T. H. Loftus, A. Liu, P. R. Hoffman, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, R. Royse, and E. Honea, “522 W average power, spectrally beam-combined fiber laser with near-diffraction-limited beam quality,” Opt. Lett. 32(4), 349–351 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, P. R. Hoffman, M. Norsen, R. Royse, A. Liu, and E. C. Honea, “Spectrally beam-combined fiber lasers for high-average-power applications,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 487–497 (2007).
[Crossref]

Lofus, T.

P. Madasamy, D. Jander, C. Brooks, T. Lofus, A. Thomas, P. Jones, and E. Honea, “Dual-grating spectral beam combination of high-power fiber lasers (Invited),” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(2), 337–343 (2009).
[Crossref]

Lou, Q.

Lu, C.

Ludewigt, K.

Ma, H.

Ma, Y.

Madasamy, P.

P. Madasamy, D. Jander, C. Brooks, T. Lofus, A. Thomas, P. Jones, and E. Honea, “Dual-grating spectral beam combination of high-power fiber lasers (Invited),” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(2), 337–343 (2009).
[Crossref]

McComb, T. S.

McNaught, S. J.

Mermelstein, M. D.

M. D. Mermelstein, M. J. Andrejco, J. Fini, C. Headley, and D. J. DiGiovanni, “SBS suppression and acoustic management for high-power narrow-linewidth fiber lasers and amplifiers,” Proc. SPIE 7580, 75801H (2010).
[Crossref]

Messerly, M. J.

Murphy, D. V.

Nilsson, J.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(7), 1049–1056 (1997).
[Crossref]

Nolte, S.

A. Tünnermann, T. Schreiber, F. Röser, A. Liem, S. Höfer, H. Zellmer, S. Nolte, and J. Limpert, “The renaissance and bright future of fibre lasers,” J. Phys. B 38(9), S681–S693 (2005).
[Crossref]

Norsen, M.

T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, P. R. Hoffman, M. Norsen, R. Royse, A. Liu, and E. C. Honea, “Spectrally beam-combined fiber lasers for high-average-power applications,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 487–497 (2007).
[Crossref]

T. H. Loftus, A. Liu, P. R. Hoffman, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, R. Royse, and E. Honea, “522 W average power, spectrally beam-combined fiber laser with near-diffraction-limited beam quality,” Opt. Lett. 32(4), 349–351 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Otto, O.

Paschotta, R.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, “Ytterbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(7), 1049–1056 (1997).
[Crossref]

Pax, P. H.

Peschel, T.

Podivilov, E. V.

Qi, Y.

Ranka, J. K.

Redmond, S. M.

Rekas, M.

Rhein, S.

Robin, C.

Röser, F.

J. Limpert, F. Röser, S. Klingebiel, T. Schreiber, C. Wirth, T. Peschel, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “The rising power of fiber lasers and amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 537–545 (2007).
[Crossref]

A. Tünnermann, T. Schreiber, F. Röser, A. Liem, S. Höfer, H. Zellmer, S. Nolte, and J. Limpert, “The renaissance and bright future of fibre lasers,” J. Phys. B 38(9), S681–S693 (2005).
[Crossref]

Rothenberg, J. E.

Rothhardt, J.

Royse, R.

T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, P. R. Hoffman, M. Norsen, R. Royse, A. Liu, and E. C. Honea, “Spectrally beam-combined fiber lasers for high-average-power applications,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 487–497 (2007).
[Crossref]

T. H. Loftus, A. Liu, P. R. Hoffman, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, R. Royse, and E. Honea, “522 W average power, spectrally beam-combined fiber laser with near-diffraction-limited beam quality,” Opt. Lett. 32(4), 349–351 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Sanchez, A.

Schmidt, O.

Schmidt, T.

Schreiber, J.

Schreiber, T.

O. Schmidt, M. Rekas, C. Wirth, J. Rothhardt, S. Rhein, A. Kliner, M. Strecker, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “High power narrow-band fiber-based ASE source,” Opt. Express 19(5), 4421–4427 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Wirth, O. Schmidt, I. Tsybin, T. Schreiber, R. Eberhardt, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, K. Ludewigt, M. Gowin, E. ten Have, and M. Jung, “High average power spectral beam combining of four fiber amplifiers to 8.2 kW,” Opt. Lett. 36(16), 3118–3120 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Wirth, O. Schmidt, I. Tsybin, T. Schreiber, T. Peschel, F. Brückner, T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, R. Eberhardt, A. Tünnermann, M. Gowin, E. ten Have, K. Ludewigt, and M. Jung, “2 kW incoherent beam combining of four narrow-linewidth photonic crystal fiber amplifiers,” Opt. Express 17(3), 1178–1183 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

O. Schmidt, C. Wirth, I. Tsybin, T. Schreiber, R. Eberhardt, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Average power of 1.1 kW from spectrally combined, fiber-amplified, nanosecond-pulsed sources,” Opt. Lett. 34(10), 1567–1569 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Limpert, F. Röser, S. Klingebiel, T. Schreiber, C. Wirth, T. Peschel, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “The rising power of fiber lasers and amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 537–545 (2007).
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T. H. Loftus, A. Liu, P. R. Hoffman, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, R. Royse, and E. Honea, “522 W average power, spectrally beam-combined fiber laser with near-diffraction-limited beam quality,” Opt. Lett. 32(4), 349–351 (2007).
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T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, P. R. Hoffman, M. Norsen, R. Royse, A. Liu, and E. C. Honea, “Spectrally beam-combined fiber lasers for high-average-power applications,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 487–497 (2007).
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[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Wirth, O. Schmidt, I. Tsybin, T. Schreiber, R. Eberhardt, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, K. Ludewigt, M. Gowin, E. ten Have, and M. Jung, “High average power spectral beam combining of four fiber amplifiers to 8.2 kW,” Opt. Lett. 36(16), 3118–3120 (2011).
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T. Eidam, C. Wirth, F. Cesar Jauregui, F Stutzki, H. J Jansen, O. Otto, T. Schmidt, J. Schreiber, Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Experimental observation of the threshold-like onset of mode instabilities in high power fiber amplifiers,” Opt. Express 19(14), 13218–13224 (2011).
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T. Eidam, C. Wirth, F. Cesar Jauregui, F Stutzki, H. J Jansen, O. Otto, T. Schmidt, J. Schreiber, Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Experimental observation of the threshold-like onset of mode instabilities in high power fiber amplifiers,” Opt. Express 19(14), 13218–13224 (2011).
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C. Wirth, O. Schmidt, I. Tsybin, T. Schreiber, T. Peschel, F. Brückner, T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, R. Eberhardt, A. Tünnermann, M. Gowin, E. ten Have, K. Ludewigt, and M. Jung, “2 kW incoherent beam combining of four narrow-linewidth photonic crystal fiber amplifiers,” Opt. Express 17(3), 1178–1183 (2009).
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A. Tünnermann, T. Schreiber, F. Röser, A. Liem, S. Höfer, H. Zellmer, S. Nolte, and J. Limpert, “The renaissance and bright future of fibre lasers,” J. Phys. B 38(9), S681–S693 (2005).
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Opt. Express (8)

J. W. Dawson, M. J. Messerly, R. J. Beach, M. Y. Shverdin, E. A. Stappaerts, A. K. Sridharan, P. H. Pax, J. E. Heebner, C. W. Siders, and C. P. J. Barty, “Analysis of the scalability of diffraction-limited fiber lasers and amplifiers to high average power,” Opt. Express 16(17), 13240–13266 (2008).
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C. Wirth, O. Schmidt, I. Tsybin, T. Schreiber, T. Peschel, F. Brückner, T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, R. Eberhardt, A. Tünnermann, M. Gowin, E. ten Have, K. Ludewigt, and M. Jung, “2 kW incoherent beam combining of four narrow-linewidth photonic crystal fiber amplifiers,” Opt. Express 17(3), 1178–1183 (2009).
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V. R. Supradeepa, “Stimulated Brillouin scattering thresholds in optical fibers for lasers linewidth broadened with noise,” Opt. Express 21(4), 4677–4687 (2013).
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O. Schmidt, M. Rekas, C. Wirth, J. Rothhardt, S. Rhein, A. Kliner, M. Strecker, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, “High power narrow-band fiber-based ASE source,” Opt. Express 19(5), 4421–4427 (2011).
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J. Xu, W. Liu, J. Leng, H. Xiao, S. Guo, P. Zhou, and J. Chen, “Power scaling of narrowband high-power all-fiber superfluorescent fiber source to 1.87 kW,” Opt. Lett. 40(13), 2973–2976 (2015).
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S. I. Kablukov, E. A. Zlobina, E. V. Podivilov, and S. A. Babin, “Output spectrum of Yb-doped fiber lasers,” Opt. Lett. 37(13), 2508–2510 (2012).
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C. Wirth, O. Schmidt, I. Tsybin, T. Schreiber, R. Eberhardt, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, K. Ludewigt, M. Gowin, E. ten Have, and M. Jung, “High average power spectral beam combining of four fiber amplifiers to 8.2 kW,” Opt. Lett. 36(16), 3118–3120 (2011).
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Figures (9)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Scheme of the narrowband superfluorescent source. AC, angle-cleaved; YDF, Yb-doped double-cladding fiber; ISO, isolator; PS, pump stripper; LD, laser diode; PA, preamplifier; FBG, fiber Bragg grating; CIRC, circulator; Co., Collimator.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 (a) MLD reflective diffraction grating and (b) measured efficiency of both TE and TM polarization.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Spectral beam combining setup including ASE seed source, YDFA chain, collimator, steering mirrors, multilayer dielectric diffraction grating with a line density of 960 lines/mm. The grating is aligned in first-order Littrow configuration at an angle of 30.9° in the horizontal plane and tipped 1.5° vertically.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Emission spectrum at 10.8 kW SBC measured by an optical spectrum analyzer with a resolution bandwidth of 20 pm.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 (a) Test setup for measuring distortion of the multi-layer dielectric grating under high brightness optical load. (b) Interferograms for the grating with and without the laser radiation.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Far field pattern of the combined beam in low power case (a) and full power of 10.8 kW case (b).
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 Calculated beam quality versus FWHM linewidth and beam radius for (a) single and (b) dual grating architecture. The calculation assumes a beam diameter of 12 mm, center wavelength of 1064 nm, a channel spacing of 20 mm and wavelength interval of 4 nm for the dual-grating design, and a grating groove density of 960 l/mm operating at the Littrow angle of 30°.
Fig. 8
Fig. 8 Experimental setup of dual grating SBC of two fiber amplifiers. MOPA, master oscillator power amplifier; MLD grating, multilayer dielectric grating; LBP, laser beam profiler.
Fig. 9
Fig. 9 Far field pattern of the combined beam in low power case (a) and full power of 3kW case (b) in the dual grating SBC system.

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BQ= ω 1 θ 1 ω 0 θ 0 .
θ 1 = cosα cosβ θ 0 + 1 2 gΔλ cosβ .
BQ= cosβ cosα ( cosα cosβ + 1 2 gΔλ θ 0 cosβ )=1+ gΔλπ ω 0 2λcosα .
ω 2 = cosα cosβ ( cosβ cosα ω 0 +ΔθL)= ω 0 + gΔλcosα 2 cos 2 β L.
BQ= ω 2 θ 2 ω 0 θ 0 =1+ gΔλcosα 2 ω 0 cos 2 β L=1+ xΔλ 2 ω 0 ( λ n+1 λ n ) .

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