Abstract

We report on the coherent beam combining of 61 femtosecond fiber chirped-pulse amplifiers in a tiled-aperture configuration along with an interferometric phase measurement technique. Relying on coherent beam recombination in the far field, this technique appears suitable for the combination of a large number of fiber amplifiers. The 61 output beams are stacked in a hexagonal arrangement and collimated through a high fill factor hexagonal micro-lens array. The residual phase error between two fibers is as low as λ/90 RMS, while a combining efficiency of ∼50% is achieved.

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M. Müller, C. Aleshire, H. Stark, J. Buldt, A. Steinkopff, A. Klenke, A. Tünnermann, and J. Limpert, “10.4 kW coherently-combined ultrafast fiber laser,” Proc. SPIE 11260, 10 (2020).
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2018 (4)

2017 (2)

2015 (2)

T. Ebisuzaki, M. Quinn, S. Wada, L. Piotrowski, Y. Takizawa, M. Casolino, M. Bertaina, P. Gorodetzky, E. Parizot, T. Tajima, R. Soulard, and G. Mourou, “Demonstration designs for the remediation of space debris from the International Space Station,” Acta Astronaut. 112, 102–113 (2015).
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[Crossref]

2014 (1)

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[Crossref]

2013 (1)

G. Mourou, B. Brocklesby, T. Tajima, and J. Limpert, “The future is fibre accelerators,” Nature 7(4), 258–261 (2013).
[Crossref]

2011 (2)

J. Bourderionnet, C. Bellanger, J. Primot, and A. Brignon, “Collective coherent phase combining of 64 fibers,” Opt. Express 19(18), 17053 (2011).
[Crossref]

W. P. Leemans, “White paper of the ICFA-ICUIL joint task force: High power laser technology for accelerators,” ICFA Beam Dyn. Newslett. 56, 10–88 (2011).

2006 (1)

W. Leemans, B. Nagler, A. J. Gonsalves, C. Toth, K. Nakamura, C. G. R. Geddes, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, and S. M. Hooker, “GeV electron beams from a centimetre-scale accelerator,” Nat. Phys. 2(10), 696–699 (2006).
[Crossref]

2005 (1)

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

1998 (1)

Abdou Ahmed, M.

C. Saraceno, D. Sutter, T. Metzger, and M. Abdou Ahmed, “The amazing progress of high-power ultrafast thin-disk lasers,” J. Eur. Opt. Soc.-Rapid Publ. 15(1), 15 (2019).
[Crossref]

Abdou-Ahmed, M.

T. Graf, R. Weber, M. Abdou-Ahmed, V. Onuseit, C. Freitag, M. Weidenmann, J-P. Negel, and A. Löscher, “Efficient High-Quality Processing of CFRP with a kW Ultrafast Thin-Disk Laser,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, OSA Technical Digest (online), paper AF2A.2 (2015).

Aleshire, C.

M. Müller, C. Aleshire, H. Stark, J. Buldt, A. Steinkopff, A. Klenke, A. Tünnermann, and J. Limpert, “10.4 kW coherently-combined ultrafast fiber laser,” Proc. SPIE 11260, 10 (2020).
[Crossref]

Antier, M.

A. Heilmann, J. Le Dortz, L. Daniault, I. Fsaifes, S. Bellanger, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, M. Antier, E. Durand, C. Simon-Boisson, A. Brignon, and J.-C. Chanteloup, “Coherent beam combining of seven fiber chirped-pulse amplifiers using an interferometric phase measurement,” Opt. Express 26(24), 31542 (2018).
[Crossref]

J. Le Dortz, A. Heilmann, M. Antier, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, I. Fsaifes, L. Daniault, S. Bellanger, C. Simon Boisson, J.-C. Chanteloup, E. Lallier, and A. Brignon, “Highly scalable femtosecond coherent beam combining demonstrated with 19 fibers,” Opt. Lett. 42(10), 1887–1890 (2017).
[Crossref]

M. Antier, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, E. Lenormand, J. Primot, and A. Brignon, “kHz closed loop interferometric technique for coherent fiber beam combining,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 182–187 (2014).
[Crossref]

I. Fsaifes, L. Daniault, A. Heilmann, J. Le Dortz, S. Bellanger, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, M. Antier, E. Durand, A. Brignon, and J-C. Chanteloup, “Coherent Beam combining of 37 femtosecond fiber amplifiers,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, Munich, Germany. Paper CA-1.6, (2019).

Bellanger, C.

Bellanger, S.

Bertaina, M.

T. Ebisuzaki, M. Quinn, S. Wada, L. Piotrowski, Y. Takizawa, M. Casolino, M. Bertaina, P. Gorodetzky, E. Parizot, T. Tajima, R. Soulard, and G. Mourou, “Demonstration designs for the remediation of space debris from the International Space Station,” Acta Astronaut. 112, 102–113 (2015).
[Crossref]

Bourderionnet, J.

A. Heilmann, J. Le Dortz, L. Daniault, I. Fsaifes, S. Bellanger, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, M. Antier, E. Durand, C. Simon-Boisson, A. Brignon, and J.-C. Chanteloup, “Coherent beam combining of seven fiber chirped-pulse amplifiers using an interferometric phase measurement,” Opt. Express 26(24), 31542 (2018).
[Crossref]

J. Le Dortz, A. Heilmann, M. Antier, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, I. Fsaifes, L. Daniault, S. Bellanger, C. Simon Boisson, J.-C. Chanteloup, E. Lallier, and A. Brignon, “Highly scalable femtosecond coherent beam combining demonstrated with 19 fibers,” Opt. Lett. 42(10), 1887–1890 (2017).
[Crossref]

M. Antier, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, E. Lenormand, J. Primot, and A. Brignon, “kHz closed loop interferometric technique for coherent fiber beam combining,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 182–187 (2014).
[Crossref]

J. Bourderionnet, C. Bellanger, J. Primot, and A. Brignon, “Collective coherent phase combining of 64 fibers,” Opt. Express 19(18), 17053 (2011).
[Crossref]

I. Fsaifes, L. Daniault, A. Heilmann, J. Le Dortz, S. Bellanger, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, M. Antier, E. Durand, A. Brignon, and J-C. Chanteloup, “Coherent Beam combining of 37 femtosecond fiber amplifiers,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, Munich, Germany. Paper CA-1.6, (2019).

Brignon, A.

A. Heilmann, J. Le Dortz, L. Daniault, I. Fsaifes, S. Bellanger, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, M. Antier, E. Durand, C. Simon-Boisson, A. Brignon, and J.-C. Chanteloup, “Coherent beam combining of seven fiber chirped-pulse amplifiers using an interferometric phase measurement,” Opt. Express 26(24), 31542 (2018).
[Crossref]

J. Le Dortz, A. Heilmann, M. Antier, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, I. Fsaifes, L. Daniault, S. Bellanger, C. Simon Boisson, J.-C. Chanteloup, E. Lallier, and A. Brignon, “Highly scalable femtosecond coherent beam combining demonstrated with 19 fibers,” Opt. Lett. 42(10), 1887–1890 (2017).
[Crossref]

M. Antier, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, E. Lenormand, J. Primot, and A. Brignon, “kHz closed loop interferometric technique for coherent fiber beam combining,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 182–187 (2014).
[Crossref]

J. Bourderionnet, C. Bellanger, J. Primot, and A. Brignon, “Collective coherent phase combining of 64 fibers,” Opt. Express 19(18), 17053 (2011).
[Crossref]

I. Fsaifes, L. Daniault, A. Heilmann, J. Le Dortz, S. Bellanger, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, M. Antier, E. Durand, A. Brignon, and J-C. Chanteloup, “Coherent Beam combining of 37 femtosecond fiber amplifiers,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, Munich, Germany. Paper CA-1.6, (2019).

Brocklesby, B.

G. Mourou, B. Brocklesby, T. Tajima, and J. Limpert, “The future is fibre accelerators,” Nature 7(4), 258–261 (2013).
[Crossref]

Buldt, J.

M. Müller, C. Aleshire, H. Stark, J. Buldt, A. Steinkopff, A. Klenke, A. Tünnermann, and J. Limpert, “10.4 kW coherently-combined ultrafast fiber laser,” Proc. SPIE 11260, 10 (2020).
[Crossref]

Casolino, M.

T. Ebisuzaki, M. Quinn, S. Wada, L. Piotrowski, Y. Takizawa, M. Casolino, M. Bertaina, P. Gorodetzky, E. Parizot, T. Tajima, R. Soulard, and G. Mourou, “Demonstration designs for the remediation of space debris from the International Space Station,” Acta Astronaut. 112, 102–113 (2015).
[Crossref]

Chanteloup, J.-C.

Chanteloup, J-C.

I. Fsaifes, L. Daniault, A. Heilmann, J. Le Dortz, S. Bellanger, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, M. Antier, E. Durand, A. Brignon, and J-C. Chanteloup, “Coherent Beam combining of 37 femtosecond fiber amplifiers,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, Munich, Germany. Paper CA-1.6, (2019).

Couairon, A.

M. N. Quinn, V. Jukna, T. Ebisuzaki, I. Dicaire, R. Soulard, L. Summerer, A. Couairon, and G. Mourou, “Space-based application of the CAN laser to LIDAR and orbital debris remediation,” Eur. Phys. J.: Spec. Top. 224(13), 2645–2655 (2015).
[Crossref]

Daniault, L.

Dicaire, I.

M. N. Quinn, V. Jukna, T. Ebisuzaki, I. Dicaire, R. Soulard, L. Summerer, A. Couairon, and G. Mourou, “Space-based application of the CAN laser to LIDAR and orbital debris remediation,” Eur. Phys. J.: Spec. Top. 224(13), 2645–2655 (2015).
[Crossref]

Durand, E.

A. Heilmann, J. Le Dortz, L. Daniault, I. Fsaifes, S. Bellanger, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, M. Antier, E. Durand, C. Simon-Boisson, A. Brignon, and J.-C. Chanteloup, “Coherent beam combining of seven fiber chirped-pulse amplifiers using an interferometric phase measurement,” Opt. Express 26(24), 31542 (2018).
[Crossref]

I. Fsaifes, L. Daniault, A. Heilmann, J. Le Dortz, S. Bellanger, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, M. Antier, E. Durand, A. Brignon, and J-C. Chanteloup, “Coherent Beam combining of 37 femtosecond fiber amplifiers,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, Munich, Germany. Paper CA-1.6, (2019).

Ebisuzaki, T.

M. N. Quinn, V. Jukna, T. Ebisuzaki, I. Dicaire, R. Soulard, L. Summerer, A. Couairon, and G. Mourou, “Space-based application of the CAN laser to LIDAR and orbital debris remediation,” Eur. Phys. J.: Spec. Top. 224(13), 2645–2655 (2015).
[Crossref]

T. Ebisuzaki, M. Quinn, S. Wada, L. Piotrowski, Y. Takizawa, M. Casolino, M. Bertaina, P. Gorodetzky, E. Parizot, T. Tajima, R. Soulard, and G. Mourou, “Demonstration designs for the remediation of space debris from the International Space Station,” Acta Astronaut. 112, 102–113 (2015).
[Crossref]

Esarey, E.

W. Leemans, B. Nagler, A. J. Gonsalves, C. Toth, K. Nakamura, C. G. R. Geddes, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, and S. M. Hooker, “GeV electron beams from a centimetre-scale accelerator,” Nat. Phys. 2(10), 696–699 (2006).
[Crossref]

Faas, S.

S. Faas, R. Weber, and T. Graf, “Heat accumulation controlled surface functionalization of stainless steel with structuring rates up to 500 mm2/s,” Procedia CIRP 74, 324–327 (2018).
[Crossref]

Fan, T. Y.

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

Flamm, D.

Freitag, C.

T. Graf, R. Weber, M. Abdou-Ahmed, V. Onuseit, C. Freitag, M. Weidenmann, J-P. Negel, and A. Löscher, “Efficient High-Quality Processing of CFRP with a kW Ultrafast Thin-Disk Laser,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, OSA Technical Digest (online), paper AF2A.2 (2015).

Fsaifes, I.

Geddes, C. G. R.

W. Leemans, B. Nagler, A. J. Gonsalves, C. Toth, K. Nakamura, C. G. R. Geddes, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, and S. M. Hooker, “GeV electron beams from a centimetre-scale accelerator,” Nat. Phys. 2(10), 696–699 (2006).
[Crossref]

Gonsalves, A. J.

W. Leemans, B. Nagler, A. J. Gonsalves, C. Toth, K. Nakamura, C. G. R. Geddes, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, and S. M. Hooker, “GeV electron beams from a centimetre-scale accelerator,” Nat. Phys. 2(10), 696–699 (2006).
[Crossref]

Gorodetzky, P.

T. Ebisuzaki, M. Quinn, S. Wada, L. Piotrowski, Y. Takizawa, M. Casolino, M. Bertaina, P. Gorodetzky, E. Parizot, T. Tajima, R. Soulard, and G. Mourou, “Demonstration designs for the remediation of space debris from the International Space Station,” Acta Astronaut. 112, 102–113 (2015).
[Crossref]

Graf, T.

S. Faas, R. Weber, and T. Graf, “Heat accumulation controlled surface functionalization of stainless steel with structuring rates up to 500 mm2/s,” Procedia CIRP 74, 324–327 (2018).
[Crossref]

T. Graf, R. Weber, M. Abdou-Ahmed, V. Onuseit, C. Freitag, M. Weidenmann, J-P. Negel, and A. Löscher, “Efficient High-Quality Processing of CFRP with a kW Ultrafast Thin-Disk Laser,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, OSA Technical Digest (online), paper AF2A.2 (2015).

Grossmann, D.

Heilmann, A.

A. Heilmann, J. Le Dortz, L. Daniault, I. Fsaifes, S. Bellanger, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, M. Antier, E. Durand, C. Simon-Boisson, A. Brignon, and J.-C. Chanteloup, “Coherent beam combining of seven fiber chirped-pulse amplifiers using an interferometric phase measurement,” Opt. Express 26(24), 31542 (2018).
[Crossref]

J. Le Dortz, A. Heilmann, M. Antier, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, I. Fsaifes, L. Daniault, S. Bellanger, C. Simon Boisson, J.-C. Chanteloup, E. Lallier, and A. Brignon, “Highly scalable femtosecond coherent beam combining demonstrated with 19 fibers,” Opt. Lett. 42(10), 1887–1890 (2017).
[Crossref]

I. Fsaifes, L. Daniault, A. Heilmann, J. Le Dortz, S. Bellanger, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, M. Antier, E. Durand, A. Brignon, and J-C. Chanteloup, “Coherent Beam combining of 37 femtosecond fiber amplifiers,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, Munich, Germany. Paper CA-1.6, (2019).

A. Heilmann, “Highly scalable femtosecond coherent beam combining system of high power fiber amplifiers” PhD Thesis, http://www.theses.fr/2018SACLX112 .

Hellstern, J.

Hooker, S. M.

W. Leemans, B. Nagler, A. J. Gonsalves, C. Toth, K. Nakamura, C. G. R. Geddes, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, and S. M. Hooker, “GeV electron beams from a centimetre-scale accelerator,” Nat. Phys. 2(10), 696–699 (2006).
[Crossref]

Jenne, M.

Jukna, V.

M. N. Quinn, V. Jukna, T. Ebisuzaki, I. Dicaire, R. Soulard, L. Summerer, A. Couairon, and G. Mourou, “Space-based application of the CAN laser to LIDAR and orbital debris remediation,” Eur. Phys. J.: Spec. Top. 224(13), 2645–2655 (2015).
[Crossref]

Kaiser, M.

Kleiner, J.

Klenke, A.

M. Müller, C. Aleshire, H. Stark, J. Buldt, A. Steinkopff, A. Klenke, A. Tünnermann, and J. Limpert, “10.4 kW coherently-combined ultrafast fiber laser,” Proc. SPIE 11260, 10 (2020).
[Crossref]

A. Klenke, M. Müller, H. Stark, A. Tünnermann, and J. Limpert, “«Sequential phase locking scheme for a filled aperture intensity coherent combination of beam arrays,” Opt. Express 26(9), 12072 (2018).
[Crossref]

Koschig, M.

Kumkar, M.

Lallier, E.

A. Heilmann, J. Le Dortz, L. Daniault, I. Fsaifes, S. Bellanger, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, M. Antier, E. Durand, C. Simon-Boisson, A. Brignon, and J.-C. Chanteloup, “Coherent beam combining of seven fiber chirped-pulse amplifiers using an interferometric phase measurement,” Opt. Express 26(24), 31542 (2018).
[Crossref]

J. Le Dortz, A. Heilmann, M. Antier, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, I. Fsaifes, L. Daniault, S. Bellanger, C. Simon Boisson, J.-C. Chanteloup, E. Lallier, and A. Brignon, “Highly scalable femtosecond coherent beam combining demonstrated with 19 fibers,” Opt. Lett. 42(10), 1887–1890 (2017).
[Crossref]

M. Antier, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, E. Lenormand, J. Primot, and A. Brignon, “kHz closed loop interferometric technique for coherent fiber beam combining,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 182–187 (2014).
[Crossref]

I. Fsaifes, L. Daniault, A. Heilmann, J. Le Dortz, S. Bellanger, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, M. Antier, E. Durand, A. Brignon, and J-C. Chanteloup, “Coherent Beam combining of 37 femtosecond fiber amplifiers,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, Munich, Germany. Paper CA-1.6, (2019).

Larat, C.

A. Heilmann, J. Le Dortz, L. Daniault, I. Fsaifes, S. Bellanger, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, M. Antier, E. Durand, C. Simon-Boisson, A. Brignon, and J.-C. Chanteloup, “Coherent beam combining of seven fiber chirped-pulse amplifiers using an interferometric phase measurement,” Opt. Express 26(24), 31542 (2018).
[Crossref]

J. Le Dortz, A. Heilmann, M. Antier, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, I. Fsaifes, L. Daniault, S. Bellanger, C. Simon Boisson, J.-C. Chanteloup, E. Lallier, and A. Brignon, “Highly scalable femtosecond coherent beam combining demonstrated with 19 fibers,” Opt. Lett. 42(10), 1887–1890 (2017).
[Crossref]

M. Antier, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, E. Lenormand, J. Primot, and A. Brignon, “kHz closed loop interferometric technique for coherent fiber beam combining,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 182–187 (2014).
[Crossref]

I. Fsaifes, L. Daniault, A. Heilmann, J. Le Dortz, S. Bellanger, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, M. Antier, E. Durand, A. Brignon, and J-C. Chanteloup, “Coherent Beam combining of 37 femtosecond fiber amplifiers,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, Munich, Germany. Paper CA-1.6, (2019).

Le Dortz, J.

Leemans, W.

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M. Antier, J. Bourderionnet, C. Larat, E. Lallier, E. Lenormand, J. Primot, and A. Brignon, “kHz closed loop interferometric technique for coherent fiber beam combining,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 20(5), 182–187 (2014).
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Metzger, T.

C. Saraceno, D. Sutter, T. Metzger, and M. Abdou Ahmed, “The amazing progress of high-power ultrafast thin-disk lasers,” J. Eur. Opt. Soc.-Rapid Publ. 15(1), 15 (2019).
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T. Ebisuzaki, M. Quinn, S. Wada, L. Piotrowski, Y. Takizawa, M. Casolino, M. Bertaina, P. Gorodetzky, E. Parizot, T. Tajima, R. Soulard, and G. Mourou, “Demonstration designs for the remediation of space debris from the International Space Station,” Acta Astronaut. 112, 102–113 (2015).
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M. N. Quinn, V. Jukna, T. Ebisuzaki, I. Dicaire, R. Soulard, L. Summerer, A. Couairon, and G. Mourou, “Space-based application of the CAN laser to LIDAR and orbital debris remediation,” Eur. Phys. J.: Spec. Top. 224(13), 2645–2655 (2015).
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M. Müller, C. Aleshire, H. Stark, J. Buldt, A. Steinkopff, A. Klenke, A. Tünnermann, and J. Limpert, “10.4 kW coherently-combined ultrafast fiber laser,” Proc. SPIE 11260, 10 (2020).
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A. Klenke, M. Müller, H. Stark, A. Tünnermann, and J. Limpert, “«Sequential phase locking scheme for a filled aperture intensity coherent combination of beam arrays,” Opt. Express 26(9), 12072 (2018).
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Nagler, B.

W. Leemans, B. Nagler, A. J. Gonsalves, C. Toth, K. Nakamura, C. G. R. Geddes, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, and S. M. Hooker, “GeV electron beams from a centimetre-scale accelerator,” Nat. Phys. 2(10), 696–699 (2006).
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Nakamura, K.

W. Leemans, B. Nagler, A. J. Gonsalves, C. Toth, K. Nakamura, C. G. R. Geddes, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, and S. M. Hooker, “GeV electron beams from a centimetre-scale accelerator,” Nat. Phys. 2(10), 696–699 (2006).
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T. Graf, R. Weber, M. Abdou-Ahmed, V. Onuseit, C. Freitag, M. Weidenmann, J-P. Negel, and A. Löscher, “Efficient High-Quality Processing of CFRP with a kW Ultrafast Thin-Disk Laser,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, OSA Technical Digest (online), paper AF2A.2 (2015).

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Onuseit, V.

T. Graf, R. Weber, M. Abdou-Ahmed, V. Onuseit, C. Freitag, M. Weidenmann, J-P. Negel, and A. Löscher, “Efficient High-Quality Processing of CFRP with a kW Ultrafast Thin-Disk Laser,” in Advanced Solid State Lasers, OSA Technical Digest (online), paper AF2A.2 (2015).

Ouaj, T.

Parizot, E.

T. Ebisuzaki, M. Quinn, S. Wada, L. Piotrowski, Y. Takizawa, M. Casolino, M. Bertaina, P. Gorodetzky, E. Parizot, T. Tajima, R. Soulard, and G. Mourou, “Demonstration designs for the remediation of space debris from the International Space Station,” Acta Astronaut. 112, 102–113 (2015).
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T. Ebisuzaki, M. Quinn, S. Wada, L. Piotrowski, Y. Takizawa, M. Casolino, M. Bertaina, P. Gorodetzky, E. Parizot, T. Tajima, R. Soulard, and G. Mourou, “Demonstration designs for the remediation of space debris from the International Space Station,” Acta Astronaut. 112, 102–113 (2015).
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T. Ebisuzaki, M. Quinn, S. Wada, L. Piotrowski, Y. Takizawa, M. Casolino, M. Bertaina, P. Gorodetzky, E. Parizot, T. Tajima, R. Soulard, and G. Mourou, “Demonstration designs for the remediation of space debris from the International Space Station,” Acta Astronaut. 112, 102–113 (2015).
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[Crossref]

Sano, T.

Saraceno, C.

C. Saraceno, D. Sutter, T. Metzger, and M. Abdou Ahmed, “The amazing progress of high-power ultrafast thin-disk lasers,” J. Eur. Opt. Soc.-Rapid Publ. 15(1), 15 (2019).
[Crossref]

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W. Leemans, B. Nagler, A. J. Gonsalves, C. Toth, K. Nakamura, C. G. R. Geddes, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, and S. M. Hooker, “GeV electron beams from a centimetre-scale accelerator,” Nat. Phys. 2(10), 696–699 (2006).
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T. Ebisuzaki, M. Quinn, S. Wada, L. Piotrowski, Y. Takizawa, M. Casolino, M. Bertaina, P. Gorodetzky, E. Parizot, T. Tajima, R. Soulard, and G. Mourou, “Demonstration designs for the remediation of space debris from the International Space Station,” Acta Astronaut. 112, 102–113 (2015).
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M. Müller, C. Aleshire, H. Stark, J. Buldt, A. Steinkopff, A. Klenke, A. Tünnermann, and J. Limpert, “10.4 kW coherently-combined ultrafast fiber laser,” Proc. SPIE 11260, 10 (2020).
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M. N. Quinn, V. Jukna, T. Ebisuzaki, I. Dicaire, R. Soulard, L. Summerer, A. Couairon, and G. Mourou, “Space-based application of the CAN laser to LIDAR and orbital debris remediation,” Eur. Phys. J.: Spec. Top. 224(13), 2645–2655 (2015).
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C. Saraceno, D. Sutter, T. Metzger, and M. Abdou Ahmed, “The amazing progress of high-power ultrafast thin-disk lasers,” J. Eur. Opt. Soc.-Rapid Publ. 15(1), 15 (2019).
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T. Ebisuzaki, M. Quinn, S. Wada, L. Piotrowski, Y. Takizawa, M. Casolino, M. Bertaina, P. Gorodetzky, E. Parizot, T. Tajima, R. Soulard, and G. Mourou, “Demonstration designs for the remediation of space debris from the International Space Station,” Acta Astronaut. 112, 102–113 (2015).
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T. Ebisuzaki, M. Quinn, S. Wada, L. Piotrowski, Y. Takizawa, M. Casolino, M. Bertaina, P. Gorodetzky, E. Parizot, T. Tajima, R. Soulard, and G. Mourou, “Demonstration designs for the remediation of space debris from the International Space Station,” Acta Astronaut. 112, 102–113 (2015).
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M. Müller, C. Aleshire, H. Stark, J. Buldt, A. Steinkopff, A. Klenke, A. Tünnermann, and J. Limpert, “10.4 kW coherently-combined ultrafast fiber laser,” Proc. SPIE 11260, 10 (2020).
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Wada, S.

T. Ebisuzaki, M. Quinn, S. Wada, L. Piotrowski, Y. Takizawa, M. Casolino, M. Bertaina, P. Gorodetzky, E. Parizot, T. Tajima, R. Soulard, and G. Mourou, “Demonstration designs for the remediation of space debris from the International Space Station,” Acta Astronaut. 112, 102–113 (2015).
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» Visualization 1       Visualization 1 shows the time-varying speckle pattern when the control loop is open; turning into a stable far field pattern when the control loop is enabled.

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Figures (9)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1. XCAN laser head (center), microlens array (left) and 61 fiber bundle (right). Inset: entrance side of the laser head.
Fig. 2.
Fig. 2. Experimental setup for the CBC of 61 fiber amplifiers.
Fig. 3.
Fig. 3. Composite near field interference patterns of 7, 19, 37 and 61 fibers obtained with the expanded reference fiber beam. Beam to beam contrast variations are related to channels power variations.
Fig. 4.
Fig. 4. Simulated (right) and experimental far field (left) obtained with the CBC of 61 beams in the linear regime with a total average power of 10 W (5.2 W in the main lobe). (see Visualization 1).
Fig. 5.
Fig. 5. Normalized spectra of one channel and the 61-combined beam.
Fig. 6.
Fig. 6. Phase noise spectral density for open and closed loops. left: at low signal power/ fiber, right: at high signal power/ fiber.
Fig. 7.
Fig. 7. Left: M2 measurement of the 61 combined beam before compression. Right: near field after central lobe selection (spatial filtering at the first dark ring).
Fig. 8.
Fig. 8. Autocorrelation trace of the compressed output combined beam in linear regime.
Fig. 9.
Fig. 9. Experimental far field of the CBC of 61 beams recorded at t = 0 (left) and at t = 1 h (right) in the linear regime (2 MHz repetition rate).