Abstract

We report phase locking of a diode-pumped multicore fiber laser with a circular array of 18 Nd-doped emitters (microcores) acting as an active medium. Phase locking was achieved in a Talbot resonator configuration. We present calculations of the effective reflection coefficients that are due to self-imaging. Far-field distributions and near-field pattern of several supermodes are calculated and compared with experimental results.

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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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1998

M. P. Nesnidal, T. Earles, L. J. Mawst, D. Botez, and J. Buus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 587 (1998).
[CrossRef]

P. Glas, M. Naumann, A. Schirrmacher, and Th. Pertsch, Opt. Commun. 151, 187 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997

A. F. Glova, S. Y. Kurchatov, V. V. Likhanskii, A. Y. Lysikov, A. P. Napartovich, S. B. Shchetnikov, V. P. Yartsev, and U. Habich, Quantum Electron. 27, 309 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995

1992

K. M. Abramski, A. D. Colley, H. J. Baker, and D. R. Hall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 530 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1989

M. J. F. Digonnet, Proc. SPIE 1171, 7 (1989).

F. X. D'Amato, E. T. Siebert, and C. Roychoudhuri, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 816 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1986

M. Cronin-Golomb, A. Yariv, and I. Ury, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 1240 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Abramski, K. M.

K. M. Abramski, A. D. Colley, H. J. Baker, and D. R. Hall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 530 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Baker, H. J.

K. M. Abramski, A. D. Colley, H. J. Baker, and D. R. Hall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 530 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Botez, D.

M. P. Nesnidal, T. Earles, L. J. Mawst, D. Botez, and J. Buus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 587 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Buus, J.

M. P. Nesnidal, T. Earles, L. J. Mawst, D. Botez, and J. Buus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 587 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Colley, A. D.

K. M. Abramski, A. D. Colley, H. J. Baker, and D. R. Hall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 530 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Cronin-Golomb, M.

M. Cronin-Golomb, A. Yariv, and I. Ury, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 1240 (1986).
[CrossRef]

D'Amato, F. X.

F. X. D'Amato, E. T. Siebert, and C. Roychoudhuri, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 816 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Digonnet, M. J. F.

M. J. F. Digonnet, Proc. SPIE 1171, 7 (1989).

Earles, T.

M. P. Nesnidal, T. Earles, L. J. Mawst, D. Botez, and J. Buus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 587 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Evans, G. A.

G. A. Evans and J. M. Hammer, Surface Emitting Semiconductor Lasers and Arrays (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1993), Chap. 8.

Glas, P.

P. Glas, M. Naumann, A. Schirrmacher, and Th. Pertsch, Opt. Commun. 151, 187 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Glova, A. F.

A. F. Glova, S. Y. Kurchatov, V. V. Likhanskii, A. Y. Lysikov, A. P. Napartovich, S. B. Shchetnikov, V. P. Yartsev, and U. Habich, Quantum Electron. 27, 309 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Habich, U.

A. F. Glova, S. Y. Kurchatov, V. V. Likhanskii, A. Y. Lysikov, A. P. Napartovich, S. B. Shchetnikov, V. P. Yartsev, and U. Habich, Quantum Electron. 27, 309 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Hall, D. R.

K. M. Abramski, A. D. Colley, H. J. Baker, and D. R. Hall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 530 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Hammer, J. M.

G. A. Evans and J. M. Hammer, Surface Emitting Semiconductor Lasers and Arrays (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1993), Chap. 8.

Kurchatov, S. Y.

A. F. Glova, S. Y. Kurchatov, V. V. Likhanskii, A. Y. Lysikov, A. P. Napartovich, S. B. Shchetnikov, V. P. Yartsev, and U. Habich, Quantum Electron. 27, 309 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Leger, J. R.

Li, X.

Li, Xu

Likhanskii, V. V.

A. F. Glova, S. Y. Kurchatov, V. V. Likhanskii, A. Y. Lysikov, A. P. Napartovich, S. B. Shchetnikov, V. P. Yartsev, and U. Habich, Quantum Electron. 27, 309 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lysikov, A. Y.

A. F. Glova, S. Y. Kurchatov, V. V. Likhanskii, A. Y. Lysikov, A. P. Napartovich, S. B. Shchetnikov, V. P. Yartsev, and U. Habich, Quantum Electron. 27, 309 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Mawst, L. J.

M. P. Nesnidal, T. Earles, L. J. Mawst, D. Botez, and J. Buus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 587 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Mowry, G.

Napartovich, A. P.

A. F. Glova, S. Y. Kurchatov, V. V. Likhanskii, A. Y. Lysikov, A. P. Napartovich, S. B. Shchetnikov, V. P. Yartsev, and U. Habich, Quantum Electron. 27, 309 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Naumann, M.

P. Glas, M. Naumann, A. Schirrmacher, and Th. Pertsch, Opt. Commun. 151, 187 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Nesnidal, M. P.

M. P. Nesnidal, T. Earles, L. J. Mawst, D. Botez, and J. Buus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 587 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Pertsch, Th.

P. Glas, M. Naumann, A. Schirrmacher, and Th. Pertsch, Opt. Commun. 151, 187 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Roychoudhuri, C.

F. X. D'Amato, E. T. Siebert, and C. Roychoudhuri, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 816 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Schirrmacher, A.

P. Glas, M. Naumann, A. Schirrmacher, and Th. Pertsch, Opt. Commun. 151, 187 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Shchetnikov, S. B.

A. F. Glova, S. Y. Kurchatov, V. V. Likhanskii, A. Y. Lysikov, A. P. Napartovich, S. B. Shchetnikov, V. P. Yartsev, and U. Habich, Quantum Electron. 27, 309 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Siebert, E. T.

F. X. D'Amato, E. T. Siebert, and C. Roychoudhuri, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 816 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), Chap. 29.

Ury, I.

M. Cronin-Golomb, A. Yariv, and I. Ury, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 1240 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Yariv, A.

M. Cronin-Golomb, A. Yariv, and I. Ury, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 1240 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Yartsev, V. P.

A. F. Glova, S. Y. Kurchatov, V. V. Likhanskii, A. Y. Lysikov, A. P. Napartovich, S. B. Shchetnikov, V. P. Yartsev, and U. Habich, Quantum Electron. 27, 309 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

K. M. Abramski, A. D. Colley, H. J. Baker, and D. R. Hall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 530 (1992).
[CrossRef]

M. Cronin-Golomb, A. Yariv, and I. Ury, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 1240 (1986).
[CrossRef]

M. P. Nesnidal, T. Earles, L. J. Mawst, D. Botez, and J. Buus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 587 (1998).
[CrossRef]

F. X. D'Amato, E. T. Siebert, and C. Roychoudhuri, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 816 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

P. Glas, M. Naumann, A. Schirrmacher, and Th. Pertsch, Opt. Commun. 151, 187 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE

M. J. F. Digonnet, Proc. SPIE 1171, 7 (1989).

Quantum Electron.

A. F. Glova, S. Y. Kurchatov, V. V. Likhanskii, A. Y. Lysikov, A. P. Napartovich, S. B. Shchetnikov, V. P. Yartsev, and U. Habich, Quantum Electron. 27, 309 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Other

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), Chap. 29.

G. A. Evans and J. M. Hammer, Surface Emitting Semiconductor Lasers and Arrays (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1993), Chap. 8.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Fiber end face and, right, the experimental setup of the diode-pumped multicore fiber laser with a Talbot cavity.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Calculated amplitude reflection coefficients for the in-phase mode and the antiphase mode. Arrows mark the mirror positions at which certain supermodes were found in experiment. Inset, modal reflectivities at zM=490 µm and zM=1720 µm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a), (b) Negative images of (left) the measured and (right) calculated the far-field distributions for mirror distances for (a) z=1720 µm and (b) z=490 µm. The field pattern corresponds to (a) the antiphase mode and (b) the superposition of the modes m=0, 1, 2. The weight factors of the modes are 1, 2, and 1. (c), (d) Measured (left) and calculated (right) reconstructed field pattern for (c) the antiphase mode at z=1720 µm and (d) the superposition of modes m=0, 1, 2 at z=490 µm.

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ZT=2d2/λ,
Δφm=2πm/n, m1n.
γmz=-Am*z=0Amzdxdy-Amdxdy2.

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