Abstract

The efficient intracavity coherent addition of 16 separate laser Gaussian mode distributions is presented. The coherent addition is achieved in a multichannel pulsed Nd:YAG laser resonator by use of four intra cavity interferometric beam combiners. The results reveal 88% combining efficiency with a combined output beam of nearly pure Gaussian distribution.

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

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[Crossref]

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Appl. Opt. (1)

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. (3)

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

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

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

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. Oka, H. Masuda, Y. Kandeda, and S. Kubot, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1142 (1992).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (1)

S. Menard, M. Vampouille, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermene, B. Colombeau, and C. Froehly, Opt. Commun. 160, 344 (1999).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

L. Fabiny, P. Colet, R. Roy, and D. Lensta, Phys. Rev. A 47, 4287 (1993).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Other (1)

T. S. Rutherford and R. L. Byer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe)--European Quantum Electronics Conference (EQEC) (Optical Society of America, 2001), p. 33.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Basic configuration for coherent addition of 16 laser distributions. The beam intensity distribution at five positions inside the resonator, composed of 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16 nearly Gaussian beams, is illustrated below.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectral measurements of the combined output beam when four laser distributions are coherently added: (a) two bands with a certain angular orientation of the interferometric combiners, (b) only one central band of a different orientation of the interferometric combiners.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(Color online) Near- and far-field intensity distributions for the combined output beam of the 16 laser distributions: (a) near field and (b) far field.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(Color online) Detected intensity distribution of light emerging from the back mirror (a) for a bare resonator with no interferometric activity, showing single-channel operation, and (b) for a resonator with four interferometric combiners inside the cavity, showing all 16 channels.

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