Abstract

We report on efficient intracavity coherent addition of several single high-order mode distributions in a multichannel laser resonator. The phase locking and coherent addition is achieved by using an intracavity interferometric beam combiner. The principle, configuration, and experimental results with pulsed Nd:YAG Laguerre–Gaussian TEM01 and TEM02 laser beam distributions are presented. The results reveal more than 95% combining efficiency with a nearly pure high-order mode output beam distribution in both free-running and Q-switched operation.

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2005 (1)

V. Eckhouse, A. A. Ishaaya, L. Shimshi, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 686 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

A. A. Ishaaya, N. Davidson, L. Shimshi, and A. A. Friesem, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 2187 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

A. A. Ishaaya, N. Davidson, G. Machavariani, E. Hasman, and A. A. Friesem, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 74 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Ishaaya, G. Machavariani, N. Davidson, E. Hasman, and A. A. Friesem, Opt. Lett. 28, 504 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (3)

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, L. Lefort, A. Barthelemy, C. Mahodaux, and D. Pureur, Electron. Lett. 38, 692 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Shirakawa, T. Saitou, T. Sekiguchi, and K. Ueda, Opt. Express 10, 1167 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, M. Vampouille, and A. Barthelemy, Appl. Phys. B 75, 503 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

R. Oron, N. Davidson, E. Hasman, and A. A. Friesem, Prog. Opt. 42, 325 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

T. Graf and J. E. Balmer, Opt. Commun. 131, 77 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1966 (1)

M. DiDomenico, Appl. Phys. Lett. 8, 20 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Balmer, J. E.

T. Graf and J. E. Balmer, Opt. Commun. 131, 77 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Barthelemy, A.

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, M. Vampouille, and A. Barthelemy, Appl. Phys. B 75, 503 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, L. Lefort, A. Barthelemy, C. Mahodaux, and D. Pureur, Electron. Lett. 38, 692 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Davidson, N.

V. Eckhouse, A. A. Ishaaya, L. Shimshi, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 686 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Ishaaya, N. Davidson, L. Shimshi, and A. A. Friesem, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 2187 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Ishaaya, G. Machavariani, N. Davidson, E. Hasman, and A. A. Friesem, Opt. Lett. 28, 504 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Ishaaya, N. Davidson, G. Machavariani, E. Hasman, and A. A. Friesem, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 74 (2003).
[CrossRef]

R. Oron, N. Davidson, E. Hasman, and A. A. Friesem, Prog. Opt. 42, 325 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Desfarges-Berthelemot, A.

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, M. Vampouille, and A. Barthelemy, Appl. Phys. B 75, 503 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, L. Lefort, A. Barthelemy, C. Mahodaux, and D. Pureur, Electron. Lett. 38, 692 (2002).
[CrossRef]

DiDomenico, M.

M. DiDomenico, Appl. Phys. Lett. 8, 20 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Eckhouse, V.

V. Eckhouse, A. A. Ishaaya, L. Shimshi, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 686 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Friesem, A. A.

V. Eckhouse, A. A. Ishaaya, L. Shimshi, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 686 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Ishaaya, N. Davidson, L. Shimshi, and A. A. Friesem, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 2187 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Ishaaya, G. Machavariani, N. Davidson, E. Hasman, and A. A. Friesem, Opt. Lett. 28, 504 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Ishaaya, N. Davidson, G. Machavariani, E. Hasman, and A. A. Friesem, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 74 (2003).
[CrossRef]

R. Oron, N. Davidson, E. Hasman, and A. A. Friesem, Prog. Opt. 42, 325 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Graf, T.

T. Graf and J. E. Balmer, Opt. Commun. 131, 77 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Hasman, E.

A. A. Ishaaya, G. Machavariani, N. Davidson, E. Hasman, and A. A. Friesem, Opt. Lett. 28, 504 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Ishaaya, N. Davidson, G. Machavariani, E. Hasman, and A. A. Friesem, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 74 (2003).
[CrossRef]

R. Oron, N. Davidson, E. Hasman, and A. A. Friesem, Prog. Opt. 42, 325 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ishaaya, A. A.

V. Eckhouse, A. A. Ishaaya, L. Shimshi, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 686 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Ishaaya, N. Davidson, L. Shimshi, and A. A. Friesem, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 2187 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Ishaaya, N. Davidson, G. Machavariani, E. Hasman, and A. A. Friesem, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 74 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Ishaaya, G. Machavariani, N. Davidson, E. Hasman, and A. A. Friesem, Opt. Lett. 28, 504 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kermene, V.

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, M. Vampouille, and A. Barthelemy, Appl. Phys. B 75, 503 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, L. Lefort, A. Barthelemy, C. Mahodaux, and D. Pureur, Electron. Lett. 38, 692 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Lefort, L.

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, L. Lefort, A. Barthelemy, C. Mahodaux, and D. Pureur, Electron. Lett. 38, 692 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Machavariani, G.

A. A. Ishaaya, G. Machavariani, N. Davidson, E. Hasman, and A. A. Friesem, Opt. Lett. 28, 504 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Ishaaya, N. Davidson, G. Machavariani, E. Hasman, and A. A. Friesem, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 74 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Mahodaux, C.

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, L. Lefort, A. Barthelemy, C. Mahodaux, and D. Pureur, Electron. Lett. 38, 692 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Oron, R.

R. Oron, N. Davidson, E. Hasman, and A. A. Friesem, Prog. Opt. 42, 325 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Pureur, D.

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, L. Lefort, A. Barthelemy, C. Mahodaux, and D. Pureur, Electron. Lett. 38, 692 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Sabourdy, D.

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, L. Lefort, A. Barthelemy, C. Mahodaux, and D. Pureur, Electron. Lett. 38, 692 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, M. Vampouille, and A. Barthelemy, Appl. Phys. B 75, 503 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Saitou, T.

Sekiguchi, T.

Shimshi, L.

V. Eckhouse, A. A. Ishaaya, L. Shimshi, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 686 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Ishaaya, N. Davidson, L. Shimshi, and A. A. Friesem, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 2187 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Shirakawa, A.

Ueda, K.

Vampouille, M.

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, M. Vampouille, and A. Barthelemy, Appl. Phys. B 75, 503 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, M. Vampouille, and A. Barthelemy, Appl. Phys. B 75, 503 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

A. A. Ishaaya, N. Davidson, L. Shimshi, and A. A. Friesem, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 2187 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. DiDomenico, Appl. Phys. Lett. 8, 20 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, L. Lefort, A. Barthelemy, C. Mahodaux, and D. Pureur, Electron. Lett. 38, 692 (2002).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

A. A. Ishaaya, N. Davidson, G. Machavariani, E. Hasman, and A. A. Friesem, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 74 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. Eckhouse, A. A. Ishaaya, L. Shimshi, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 41, 686 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

T. Graf and J. E. Balmer, Opt. Commun. 131, 77 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Prog. Opt. (1)

R. Oron, N. Davidson, E. Hasman, and A. A. Friesem, Prog. Opt. 42, 325 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Configuration for intracavity coherent addition of two high-order mode laser beam distributions.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Calculations of the round-trip losses as a function of the aperture diameter for the two lowest-loss eigenmodes of the resonator of Fig. 1, where the binary phase element is either placed in the combined channel (solid curve) or in one of the separate channels (dashed curve).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental far-field intensity distributions and normalized cross-sectional traces for operation with a binary TEM 01 phase element placed along the combined channel path near the output coupler. (a) Single-channel operation, (b) combined two-channel operation.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental far-field intensity distributions and normalized cross-sectional traces for operation with a binary TEM 01 phase element placed in one of the separate channels near the rear mirror. (a) Single-channel operation; (b) combined two-channel operation.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Experimental far-field intensity distributions with a binary TEM 02 phase element placed along the combined channel path near the output coupler. (a) Single-channel operation; (b) combined two-channel operation.

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