Abstract

Phase noise characterization of a 10-W Yb fiber amplifier is presented, and we demonstrate phase locking of two fiber amplifiers with near-perfect fringe contrast at power levels of as much as 10 W per fiber. Coherent beam combining is maintained during the turn-on transient as well as in thermal steady-state operation.

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Abdolvand, A.

W. A. Clarkson, V. Matera, T. M. J. Kendall, A. Abdolvand, D. C. Hanna, J. Nilsson, and P. W. Turner, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Postconference Digest, Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), pp. 363–364.

Aggarwal, R. L.

Agrawal, G. P.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1995).

Augst, S. J.

Beach, R. J.

Brasure, L. D.

Budiansky, B.

Cheo, P. L.

P. L. Cheo, A. Liu, and G. G. King, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 439 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Choi, H. K.

Clarkson, W. A.

W. A. Clarkson, V. Matera, T. M. J. Kendall, A. Abdolvand, D. C. Hanna, J. Nilsson, and P. W. Turner, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Postconference Digest, Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), pp. 363–364.

Cook, C. C.

V. Daneu, A. Sanchez, T. Y. Fan, H. K. Choi, G. W. Turner, and C. C. Cook, Opt. Lett. 25, 405 (2000).
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C. C. Cook and T. Y. Fan, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 163–166.

Daneu, V.

Drucker, D. C.

Fan, T. Y.

S. J. Augst, A. K. Goyal, R. L. Aggarwal, T. Y. Fan, and A. Sanchez, Opt. Lett. 28, 331 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Daneu, A. Sanchez, T. Y. Fan, H. K. Choi, G. W. Turner, and C. C. Cook, Opt. Lett. 25, 405 (2000).
[CrossRef]

C. C. Cook and T. Y. Fan, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 163–166.

Feit, M. D.

Freitag, I.

Fry, E. S.

Goldberg, L.

Goyal, A. K.

Hall, J. L.

Hanna, D. C.

W. A. Clarkson, V. Matera, T. M. J. Kendall, A. Abdolvand, D. C. Hanna, J. Nilsson, and P. W. Turner, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Postconference Digest, Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), pp. 363–364.

Hofer, S.

Jetschke, S.

Kendall, T. M. J.

W. A. Clarkson, V. Matera, T. M. J. Kendall, A. Abdolvand, D. C. Hanna, J. Nilsson, and P. W. Turner, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Postconference Digest, Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), pp. 363–364.

King, G. G.

P. L. Cheo, A. Liu, and G. G. King, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 439 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Kliner, D. A. V.

Koplow, J. P.

Koroshetz, J. E.

J. E. Koroshetz, B. G. Tiemann, D. D. Smith, and T. W. Monarski, presented at Solid State and Diode Laser Technology Review, Albuquerque, N.M., May 20–22, 2003, paper HP Fib.-1.

Liem, A.

Limpert, J.

Liu, A.

P. L. Cheo, A. Liu, and G. G. King, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 439 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Matera, V.

W. A. Clarkson, V. Matera, T. M. J. Kendall, A. Abdolvand, D. C. Hanna, J. Nilsson, and P. W. Turner, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Postconference Digest, Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), pp. 363–364.

Monarski, T. W.

J. E. Koroshetz, B. G. Tiemann, D. D. Smith, and T. W. Monarski, presented at Solid State and Diode Laser Technology Review, Albuquerque, N.M., May 20–22, 2003, paper HP Fib.-1.

Muendel, M.

Muller, H. R.

Nabors, C. D.

Nicolaescu, R.

Nilsson, J.

W. A. Clarkson, V. Matera, T. M. J. Kendall, A. Abdolvand, D. C. Hanna, J. Nilsson, and P. W. Turner, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Postconference Digest, Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), pp. 363–364.

Page, R. H.

Payne, S. A.

Rice, J. R.

Sanchez, A.

Smith, D. D.

J. E. Koroshetz, B. G. Tiemann, D. D. Smith, and T. W. Monarski, presented at Solid State and Diode Laser Technology Review, Albuquerque, N.M., May 20–22, 2003, paper HP Fib.-1.

Tiemann, B. G.

J. E. Koroshetz, B. G. Tiemann, D. D. Smith, and T. W. Monarski, presented at Solid State and Diode Laser Technology Review, Albuquerque, N.M., May 20–22, 2003, paper HP Fib.-1.

Tunnermann, A.

Turner, G. W.

Turner, P. W.

W. A. Clarkson, V. Matera, T. M. J. Kendall, A. Abdolvand, D. C. Hanna, J. Nilsson, and P. W. Turner, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Postconference Digest, Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), pp. 363–364.

Unger, S.

Walther, T.

Wilcox, R.

Ye, J.

Zellmer, H.

Appl. Opt. (3)

Electron. Lett. (1)

J. Limpert, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tunnermann, Electron. Lett. 39, 645 (2003).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

P. L. Cheo, A. Liu, and G. G. King, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 439 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (5)

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1995).

C. C. Cook and T. Y. Fan, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 163–166.

W. A. Clarkson, V. Matera, T. M. J. Kendall, A. Abdolvand, D. C. Hanna, J. Nilsson, and P. W. Turner, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Postconference Digest, Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), pp. 363–364.

IPG Photonics YAM-10-PM single polarization Yb fiber amplifier with 10-W saturated output at gain center.

J. E. Koroshetz, B. G. Tiemann, D. D. Smith, and T. W. Monarski, presented at Solid State and Diode Laser Technology Review, Albuquerque, N.M., May 20–22, 2003, paper HP Fib.-1.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the phase noise measurement configuration. LO, local oscillator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Time series of the amplifier phase noise: top, 10 W; bottom, 1 W.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Phase noise spectral density for steady-state amplifier operation (normalized to 1-Hz bandwidth): black, 10 W; gray, 1 W.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Schematic of the phase-locking configuration.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Lineouts of the far-field beam profiles when the beams are phase locked and free running. The far-field peak intensity nearly doubles when the two beams are phase locked and the central lobe contains 50% of the power, as expected with a 30% fill factor.

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