Abstract

We report a compact multicore fiber laser that utilizes an all-fiber approach for phase locking and in-phase supermode selection. By splicing passive coreless fibers of controlled lengths to both ends of an active 19-core fiber, we demonstrate that the fundamental in-phase supermode can be selectively excited with a completely monolithic fiber device, instead of conventional free-space and bulk optics, to achieve phase-locked operation for a multiemitter laser device.

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2006 (1)

L. Li, A. Schülzgen, V. L. Temyanko, M. M. Morrell, S. Sabet, H. Li, J. V. Moloney, and N. Peyghambarian, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 161106 (2006).
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2005 (3)

2004 (3)

2002 (1)

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

2001 (2)

M. Wrage, P. Glas, and M. Leitner, Opt. Lett. 26, 980 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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

2000 (2)

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

M. Wrage, P. Glas, M. Leitner, T. Sandrock, N. N. Elkin, A. P. Napartovich, and D. V. Vysotsky, in Proc. SPIE 3930, 212 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Bennett, C. R.

Broeng, J.

Cheo, P.

Cheo, P. K.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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

Corcoran, C. J.

C. J. Corcoran and F. Durville, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 201118 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Durville, F.

C. J. Corcoran and F. Durville, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 201118 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Elkin, N. N.

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

M. Wrage, P. Glas, M. Leitner, T. Sandrock, N. N. Elkin, A. P. Napartovich, and D. V. Vysotsky, in Proc. SPIE 3930, 212 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Fischer, D.

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

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

Glas, P.

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

M. Wrage, P. Glas, and M. Leitner, Opt. Lett. 26, 980 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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

M. Wrage, P. Glas, M. Leitner, T. Sandrock, N. N. Elkin, A. P. Napartovich, and D. V. Vysotsky, in Proc. SPIE 3930, 212 (2000).
[CrossRef]

T. Pertsch, P. Glas, M. Wrage, and F. Lederer, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2000), p. 314.

P. Glas, M. Naumann, A. Schirrmacher, and T. Pertsch, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 1998), p. 113.

Goodman, J. W.

J. W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, 1996).

Huo, Y.

King, G.

King, G. G.

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

Lederer, F.

T. Pertsch, P. Glas, M. Wrage, and F. Lederer, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2000), p. 314.

Leitner, M.

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

M. Wrage, P. Glas, and M. Leitner, Opt. Lett. 26, 980 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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

M. Wrage, P. Glas, M. Leitner, T. Sandrock, N. N. Elkin, A. P. Napartovich, and D. V. Vysotsky, in Proc. SPIE 3930, 212 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Li, H.

L. Li, A. Schülzgen, V. L. Temyanko, M. M. Morrell, S. Sabet, H. Li, J. V. Moloney, and N. Peyghambarian, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 161106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Li, L.

L. Li, A. Schülzgen, V. L. Temyanko, M. M. Morrell, S. Sabet, H. Li, J. V. Moloney, and N. Peyghambarian, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 161106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Liu, A.

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

Mafi, A.

Michaille, L.

Moloney, J. V.

L. Li, A. Schülzgen, V. L. Temyanko, M. M. Morrell, S. Sabet, H. Li, J. V. Moloney, and N. Peyghambarian, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 161106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Mafi and J. V. Moloney, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 897 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Morrell, M. M.

L. Li, A. Schülzgen, V. L. Temyanko, M. M. Morrell, S. Sabet, H. Li, J. V. Moloney, and N. Peyghambarian, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 161106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Napartovich, A. P.

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

M. Wrage, P. Glas, M. Leitner, T. Sandrock, N. N. Elkin, A. P. Napartovich, and D. V. Vysotsky, in Proc. SPIE 3930, 212 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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

Naumann, M.

P. Glas, M. Naumann, A. Schirrmacher, and T. Pertsch, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 1998), p. 113.

Pertsch, T.

P. Glas, M. Naumann, A. Schirrmacher, and T. Pertsch, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 1998), p. 113.

T. Pertsch, P. Glas, M. Wrage, and F. Lederer, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2000), p. 314.

Petersson, A.

Peyghambarian, N.

L. Li, A. Schülzgen, V. L. Temyanko, M. M. Morrell, S. Sabet, H. Li, J. V. Moloney, and N. Peyghambarian, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 161106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sabet, S.

L. Li, A. Schülzgen, V. L. Temyanko, M. M. Morrell, S. Sabet, H. Li, J. V. Moloney, and N. Peyghambarian, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 161106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sandrock, T.

M. Wrage, P. Glas, M. Leitner, T. Sandrock, N. N. Elkin, A. P. Napartovich, and D. V. Vysotsky, in Proc. SPIE 3930, 212 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Schirrmacher, A.

P. Glas, M. Naumann, A. Schirrmacher, and T. Pertsch, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 1998), p. 113.

Schülzgen, A.

L. Li, A. Schülzgen, V. L. Temyanko, M. M. Morrell, S. Sabet, H. Li, J. V. Moloney, and N. Peyghambarian, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 161106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Shepherd, T. J.

Simonsen, H. R.

Taylor, D. M.

Temyanko, V. L.

L. Li, A. Schülzgen, V. L. Temyanko, M. M. Morrell, S. Sabet, H. Li, J. V. Moloney, and N. Peyghambarian, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 161106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Troshchieva, V. N.

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

Vysotsky, D. V.

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

M. Wrage, P. Glas, M. Leitner, T. Sandrock, N. N. Elkin, A. P. Napartovich, and D. V. Vysotsky, in Proc. SPIE 3930, 212 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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

Wrage, M.

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

M. Wrage, P. Glas, and M. Leitner, Opt. Lett. 26, 980 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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

M. Wrage, P. Glas, M. Leitner, T. Sandrock, N. N. Elkin, A. P. Napartovich, and D. V. Vysotsky, in Proc. SPIE 3930, 212 (2000).
[CrossRef]

T. Pertsch, P. Glas, M. Wrage, and F. Lederer, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2000), p. 314.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

C. J. Corcoran and F. Durville, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 201118 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. Li, A. Schülzgen, V. L. Temyanko, M. M. Morrell, S. Sabet, H. Li, J. V. Moloney, and N. Peyghambarian, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 161106 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

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

Y. Huo and P. K. Cheo, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 759 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Commun. (1)

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

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (1)

M. Wrage, P. Glas, M. Leitner, T. Sandrock, N. N. Elkin, A. P. Napartovich, and D. V. Vysotsky, in Proc. SPIE 3930, 212 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

Fimmwave, Photon Design, U.K., http://www.photond.com/

P. Glas, M. Naumann, A. Schirrmacher, and T. Pertsch, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 1998), p. 113.

T. Pertsch, P. Glas, M. Wrage, and F. Lederer, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2000), p. 314.

J. W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, 1996).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Illustration of the proposed fiber laser device: both ends of a MCF are spliced to passive fibers that are coated with dielectric mirrors (length not to scale).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Microscopic image of an active 19-core fiber and calculated (b) near-field and (c) far-field intensity distributions of the fundamental in-phase supermode.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Far-field intensity distributions of MC19 laser emissions: (a), (b) bare MC19; (c), (d) one end spliced with passive fiber; (e), (f) both ends spliced with passive fibers. (b), (d), and (f) are three-dimensional views of (a), (c), and (e), respectively. All photos are taken at an output level of 200 mW .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectra of MC19 lasers with dual spliced passive fibers (solid curve) and with no modal controlling elements (dashed curve).

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