Abstract

We present a novel mirror geometry combining the two features of phase locking and simultaneous beam shaping of the emission of a multicore fiber (MCF) laser. In the experiments we applied a Talbot cavity to a diode-pumped MCF laser with 18  microcores placed on a ring. The feedback mirror consisted of a highly reflecting structure with 18 spokes and a circle in the center deposited on a glass substrate. The spokes increased the discrimination between the supermodes and suppressed independent lasing of the individual emitters. The central dot caused strong diffraction of the output radiation, leading to a shaped beam profile. The output power of the phase-locked MCF laser exceeded 5  W.

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2000 (2)

Y. Kono, M. Takeoka, K. Uto, A. Uehida, and F. Kannari, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 607 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. Wrage, P. Glas, D. Fischer, M. Leitner, D. V. Vysotsky, and A. P. Napartovich, Opt. Lett. 25, 1436 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

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

1995 (1)

1992 (1)

K. M. Abramski, H. J. Baker, A. D. Colley, and D. R. Hall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 2469 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

R. Waarts, D. Mehuys, D. Nam, D. Welch, W. Streifer, and D. Scrifres, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 2586 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1989 (1)

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

1986 (1)

V. V. Antyukhov, A. F. Glova, O. R. Kachurin, F. V. Lebedev, V. V. Likhanskii, A. P. Napartovich, and V. D. Pismennyi, JETP Lett. 44, 78 (1986).

Abramski, K. M.

K. M. Abramski, H. J. Baker, A. D. Colley, and D. R. Hall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 2469 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Antyukhov, V. V.

V. V. Antyukhov, A. F. Glova, O. R. Kachurin, F. V. Lebedev, V. V. Likhanskii, A. P. Napartovich, and V. D. Pismennyi, JETP Lett. 44, 78 (1986).

Baker, H. J.

K. M. Abramski, H. J. Baker, A. D. Colley, and D. R. Hall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 2469 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Bickness, S.

V. Dominic, S. MacCormack, R. Waarts, S. Sanders, S. Bickness, R. Dohle, E. Wolak, P. S. Yeh, and E. Zucker, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CPD11.

Colley, A. D.

K. M. Abramski, H. J. Baker, A. D. Colley, and D. R. Hall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 2469 (1992).
[CrossRef]

D’Amato, F. X.

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

Dohle, R.

V. Dominic, S. MacCormack, R. Waarts, S. Sanders, S. Bickness, R. Dohle, E. Wolak, P. S. Yeh, and E. Zucker, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CPD11.

Dominic, V.

V. Dominic, S. MacCormack, R. Waarts, S. Sanders, S. Bickness, R. Dohle, E. Wolak, P. S. Yeh, and E. Zucker, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CPD11.

Fischer, D.

Glas, P.

M. Wrage, P. Glas, D. Fischer, M. Leitner, D. V. Vysotsky, and A. P. Napartovich, Opt. Lett. 25, 1436 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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

Glova, A. F.

V. V. Antyukhov, A. F. Glova, O. R. Kachurin, F. V. Lebedev, V. V. Likhanskii, A. P. Napartovich, and V. D. Pismennyi, JETP Lett. 44, 78 (1986).

Hall, D. R.

K. M. Abramski, H. J. Baker, A. D. Colley, and D. R. Hall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 2469 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kachurin, O. R.

V. V. Antyukhov, A. F. Glova, O. R. Kachurin, F. V. Lebedev, V. V. Likhanskii, A. P. Napartovich, and V. D. Pismennyi, JETP Lett. 44, 78 (1986).

Kannari, F.

Y. Kono, M. Takeoka, K. Uto, A. Uehida, and F. Kannari, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 607 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kono, Y.

Y. Kono, M. Takeoka, K. Uto, A. Uehida, and F. Kannari, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 607 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lebedev, F. V.

V. V. Antyukhov, A. F. Glova, O. R. Kachurin, F. V. Lebedev, V. V. Likhanskii, A. P. Napartovich, and V. D. Pismennyi, JETP Lett. 44, 78 (1986).

Leger, J. R.

Leitner, M.

Li, X.

Likhanskii, V. V.

V. V. Antyukhov, A. F. Glova, O. R. Kachurin, F. V. Lebedev, V. V. Likhanskii, A. P. Napartovich, and V. D. Pismennyi, JETP Lett. 44, 78 (1986).

MacCormack, S.

V. Dominic, S. MacCormack, R. Waarts, S. Sanders, S. Bickness, R. Dohle, E. Wolak, P. S. Yeh, and E. Zucker, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CPD11.

Mehuys, D.

R. Waarts, D. Mehuys, D. Nam, D. Welch, W. Streifer, and D. Scrifres, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 2586 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Mowry, G.

Nam, D.

R. Waarts, D. Mehuys, D. Nam, D. Welch, W. Streifer, and D. Scrifres, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 2586 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Napartovich, A. P.

M. Wrage, P. Glas, D. Fischer, M. Leitner, D. V. Vysotsky, and A. P. Napartovich, Opt. Lett. 25, 1436 (2000).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Antyukhov, A. F. Glova, O. R. Kachurin, F. V. Lebedev, V. V. Likhanskii, A. P. Napartovich, and V. D. Pismennyi, JETP Lett. 44, 78 (1986).

Naumann, M.

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

Pertsch, Th.

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

Pismennyi, V. D.

V. V. Antyukhov, A. F. Glova, O. R. Kachurin, F. V. Lebedev, V. V. Likhanskii, A. P. Napartovich, and V. D. Pismennyi, JETP Lett. 44, 78 (1986).

Roychoudhuri, C.

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

Sanders, S.

V. Dominic, S. MacCormack, R. Waarts, S. Sanders, S. Bickness, R. Dohle, E. Wolak, P. S. Yeh, and E. Zucker, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CPD11.

Schirrmacher, A.

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

Scrifres, D.

R. Waarts, D. Mehuys, D. Nam, D. Welch, W. Streifer, and D. Scrifres, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 2586 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Siebert, E. T.

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

Streifer, W.

R. Waarts, D. Mehuys, D. Nam, D. Welch, W. Streifer, and D. Scrifres, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 2586 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Takeoka, M.

Y. Kono, M. Takeoka, K. Uto, A. Uehida, and F. Kannari, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 607 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Uehida, A.

Y. Kono, M. Takeoka, K. Uto, A. Uehida, and F. Kannari, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 607 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Uto, K.

Y. Kono, M. Takeoka, K. Uto, A. Uehida, and F. Kannari, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 607 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Vysotsky, D. V.

Waarts, R.

R. Waarts, D. Mehuys, D. Nam, D. Welch, W. Streifer, and D. Scrifres, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 2586 (1991).
[CrossRef]

V. Dominic, S. MacCormack, R. Waarts, S. Sanders, S. Bickness, R. Dohle, E. Wolak, P. S. Yeh, and E. Zucker, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CPD11.

Welch, D.

R. Waarts, D. Mehuys, D. Nam, D. Welch, W. Streifer, and D. Scrifres, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 2586 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Wolak, E.

V. Dominic, S. MacCormack, R. Waarts, S. Sanders, S. Bickness, R. Dohle, E. Wolak, P. S. Yeh, and E. Zucker, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CPD11.

Wrage, M.

Yeh, P. S.

V. Dominic, S. MacCormack, R. Waarts, S. Sanders, S. Bickness, R. Dohle, E. Wolak, P. S. Yeh, and E. Zucker, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CPD11.

Zucker, E.

V. Dominic, S. MacCormack, R. Waarts, S. Sanders, S. Bickness, R. Dohle, E. Wolak, P. S. Yeh, and E. Zucker, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CPD11.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

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

R. Waarts, D. Mehuys, D. Nam, D. Welch, W. Streifer, and D. Scrifres, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 2586 (1991).
[CrossRef]

K. M. Abramski, H. J. Baker, A. D. Colley, and D. R. Hall, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 2469 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

Y. Kono, M. Takeoka, K. Uto, A. Uehida, and F. Kannari, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 607 (2000).
[CrossRef]

JETP Lett. (1)

V. V. Antyukhov, A. F. Glova, O. R. Kachurin, F. V. Lebedev, V. V. Likhanskii, A. P. Napartovich, and V. D. Pismennyi, JETP Lett. 44, 78 (1986).

Opt. Commun. (1)

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

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (1)

V. Dominic, S. MacCormack, R. Waarts, S. Sanders, S. Bickness, R. Dohle, E. Wolak, P. S. Yeh, and E. Zucker, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CPD11.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Experimental setup of the Talbot cavity. (b), (c) MCF end face and the structured mirror in front of the MCF, respectively. The dark areas are reflecting areas and microcores.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Calculated amplitude reflection coefficients for the in-phase and out-of-phase supermodes. The arrows mark the positions at which phase locking was realized by the two different mirrors.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Near-field and (b) far-field distributions for (left) an unstructured mirror with uniform reflectivity and (right) the structured mirror at zM=470 μm. (c) Cross section of the far-field distribution with the structured mirror.

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Amx,y,z=l=1N11-izz0×exp-x-xl2+y-yl2w021-izz0+ikz+lΔφm.

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