Abstract

Coherent combining is demonstrated in a clad-pumped Yb-doped double-core fiber laser. A slope efficiency of more than 70% is achieved with 96% of the total output power in the fundamental mode of one of the two cores. This high combining efficiency is obtained when both cores are coupled via a biconical fused taper in a Michelson interferometer configuration.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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D. Sabourdy, V. Kermène, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, L. Lefort, and A. Barthelemy, Opt. Express 11, 87 (2003).
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D. Sabourdy, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermène, and A. Barthélémy, Electron. Lett. 40, 1254 (2004).
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D. Sabourdy, V. Kermène, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, M. Vampouille, and A. Barthélémy, Appl. Phys. B 75, 503 (2002).
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L. Lombard, A. Brignon, J. P. Huignard, E. Lallier, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, G. Pauliat, and G. Roosen, Proc. SPIE 5335, 39 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Broeng, J.

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[CrossRef]

Clarkson, W. A.

J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, A. B. Grudinin, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, and W. A. Clarkson, in Conference on Lasers and and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science 1999 (Optical Society of America, 1999), paper CWE7.

Desfarges-Berthelemot, A.

D. Sabourdy, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermène, and A. Barthélémy, Electron. Lett. 40, 1254 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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

Elkin, N. N.

M. Wrage, P. Glas, D. Fisher, M. Leitner, N. N. Elkin, D. V. Vysotsky, A. P. Napartovitch, and V. N. Troschieva, Opt. Commun. 205, 367 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Fisher, D.

M. Wrage, P. Glas, D. Fisher, M. Leitner, N. N. Elkin, D. V. Vysotsky, A. P. Napartovitch, and V. N. Troschieva, Opt. Commun. 205, 367 (2002).
[CrossRef]

P. Glas and D. Fisher, Opt. Express 10, 286 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Georges, P.

L. Lombard, A. Brignon, J. P. Huignard, E. Lallier, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, G. Pauliat, and G. Roosen, Proc. SPIE 5335, 39 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Glas, P.

M. Wrage, P. Glas, D. Fisher, M. Leitner, N. N. Elkin, D. V. Vysotsky, A. P. Napartovitch, and V. N. Troschieva, Opt. Commun. 205, 367 (2002).
[CrossRef]

P. Glas and D. Fisher, Opt. Express 10, 286 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Grudinin, A. B.

J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, A. B. Grudinin, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, and W. A. Clarkson, in Conference on Lasers and and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science 1999 (Optical Society of America, 1999), paper CWE7.

Huignard, J. P.

L. Lombard, A. Brignon, J. P. Huignard, E. Lallier, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, G. Pauliat, and G. Roosen, Proc. SPIE 5335, 39 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Huo, Y.

P. K. Cheo, G. G. King, and Y. Huo, Proc. SPIE 5335, 106 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Iliew, R.

Jakobsen, C.

Jeong, Y.

Kermène, V.

D. Sabourdy, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermène, and A. Barthélémy, Electron. Lett. 40, 1254 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermène, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, L. Lefort, and A. Barthelemy, Opt. Express 11, 87 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

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

King, G. G.

P. K. Cheo, G. G. King, and Y. Huo, Proc. SPIE 5335, 106 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lallier, E.

L. Lombard, A. Brignon, J. P. Huignard, E. Lallier, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, G. Pauliat, and G. Roosen, Proc. SPIE 5335, 39 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lederer, F.

Lefort, L.

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermène, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, L. Lefort, and A. Barthelemy, Opt. Express 11, 87 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

Leitner, M.

M. Wrage, P. Glas, D. Fisher, M. Leitner, N. N. Elkin, D. V. Vysotsky, A. P. Napartovitch, and V. N. Troschieva, Opt. Commun. 205, 367 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Limpert, J.

Lombard, L.

L. Lombard, A. Brignon, J. P. Huignard, E. Lallier, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, G. Pauliat, and G. Roosen, Proc. SPIE 5335, 39 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lucas-Leclin, G.

L. Lombard, A. Brignon, J. P. Huignard, E. Lallier, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, G. Pauliat, and G. Roosen, Proc. SPIE 5335, 39 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Mahodaux, C.

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

Matsuo, K.

A. Shirakawa, K. Matsuo, and K. Ueda, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science 2004 (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThGG2.

Napartovitch, A. P.

M. Wrage, P. Glas, D. Fisher, M. Leitner, N. N. Elkin, D. V. Vysotsky, A. P. Napartovitch, and V. N. Troschieva, Opt. Commun. 205, 367 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, J.

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, and J. Nilsson, Opt. Express 12, 6088 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, A. B. Grudinin, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, and W. A. Clarkson, in Conference on Lasers and and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science 1999 (Optical Society of America, 1999), paper CWE7.

Nolte, S.

Pauliat, G.

L. Lombard, A. Brignon, J. P. Huignard, E. Lallier, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, G. Pauliat, and G. Roosen, Proc. SPIE 5335, 39 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Payne, D. N.

Petersson, A.

Pureur, D.

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

Roosen, G.

L. Lombard, A. Brignon, J. P. Huignard, E. Lallier, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, G. Pauliat, and G. Roosen, Proc. SPIE 5335, 39 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sabourdy, D.

D. Sabourdy, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermène, and A. Barthélémy, Electron. Lett. 40, 1254 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermène, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, L. Lefort, and A. Barthelemy, Opt. Express 11, 87 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

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

Sahu, J. K.

Saitou, T.

Schreiber, T.

Sekigushi, T.

Shirakawa, A.

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

A. Shirakawa, K. Matsuo, and K. Ueda, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science 2004 (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThGG2.

Simpson, T. B.

Troschieva, V. N.

M. Wrage, P. Glas, D. Fisher, M. Leitner, N. N. Elkin, D. V. Vysotsky, A. P. Napartovitch, and V. N. Troschieva, Opt. Commun. 205, 367 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Tunnermann, T.

Turner, P. W.

J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, A. B. Grudinin, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, and W. A. Clarkson, in Conference on Lasers and and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science 1999 (Optical Society of America, 1999), paper CWE7.

Ueda, K.

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

A. Shirakawa, K. Matsuo, and K. Ueda, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science 2004 (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThGG2.

Vampouille, M.

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

Vienne, G.

Vysotsky, D. V.

M. Wrage, P. Glas, D. Fisher, M. Leitner, N. N. Elkin, D. V. Vysotsky, A. P. Napartovitch, and V. N. Troschieva, Opt. Commun. 205, 367 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wrage, M.

M. Wrage, P. Glas, D. Fisher, M. Leitner, N. N. Elkin, D. V. Vysotsky, A. P. Napartovitch, and V. N. Troschieva, Opt. Commun. 205, 367 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Zellmer, H.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

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

Electron. Lett. (2)

D. Sabourdy, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermène, and A. Barthélémy, Electron. Lett. 40, 1254 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Commun. (1)

M. Wrage, P. Glas, D. Fisher, M. Leitner, N. N. Elkin, D. V. Vysotsky, A. P. Napartovitch, and V. N. Troschieva, Opt. Commun. 205, 367 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (6)

Proc. SPIE (2)

L. Lombard, A. Brignon, J. P. Huignard, E. Lallier, G. Lucas-Leclin, P. Georges, G. Pauliat, and G. Roosen, Proc. SPIE 5335, 39 (2004).
[CrossRef]

P. K. Cheo, G. G. King, and Y. Huo, Proc. SPIE 5335, 106 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, A. B. Grudinin, J. Nilsson, P. W. Turner, and W. A. Clarkson, in Conference on Lasers and and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science 1999 (Optical Society of America, 1999), paper CWE7.

A. Shirakawa, K. Matsuo, and K. Ueda, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science 2004 (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThGG2.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the two-doped-core fiber laser and transverse geometry of the fiber. YbDDCF is an Yb-doped double-core fiber.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output beam profile of the two-core fiber laser (a) without an output mirror, (b) with optical feedback performed on core 2, and (c) with optical feedback performed on core 1.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power versus absorbed pump power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output spectra from (a) cores 1 and 2 when coherent combining is performed on core 1 and (b) core 1 when coherent combining is performed on core 1, and core 2 when coherent combining is performed on core 2.

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