Abstract

We demonstrate what is believed to be the first phase-coherent locking of a high-power broad-area diode to a single-frequency master laser. We use photorefractive double phase conjugation to lock the diode in a self-optimized complex spatial mode while the photorefractive crystal diffracts that complex mode in a near-diffraction-limited beam.

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F. Wang, A. Hermerschmidt, P. Pogany, S. X. Dou, and H. J. Eichler, Appl. Phys. B 72, 755 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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C. C. Chang, Y. P. Tong, T. C. Chen, H. F. Yau, and P. X. Ye, Appl. Phys. B 71, 47 (2000).

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H. Horiuchi, T. Shimura, T. Omatsu, O. Matoba, and K. Kuroda, Appl. Phys. B 68, 1021 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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De La Cruz, S.-C.

Dou, S. X.

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F. Wang, A. Hermerschmidt, P. Pogany, S. X. Dou, and H. J. Eichler, Appl. Phys. B 72, 755 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Horiuchi, H.

H. Horiuchi, T. Shimura, T. Omatsu, O. Matoba, and K. Kuroda, Appl. Phys. B 68, 1021 (1999).
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K. Iida, H. Horiuchi, O. Matoba, T. Omatsu, T. Shimura, and K. Kuroda, Opt. Commun. 146, 6 (1998).
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Iida, K.

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Kuroda, K.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

K. Iida, X. Tan, T. Shimura, and K. Kuroda, Appl. Opt. 36, 2491 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Shimura, M. Tamura, and K. Kuroda, Opt. Lett. 18, 1645 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, H.-K.

MacCormack, S.

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H. Horiuchi, T. Shimura, T. Omatsu, O. Matoba, and K. Kuroda, Appl. Phys. B 68, 1021 (1999).
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K. Iida, H. Horiuchi, O. Matoba, T. Omatsu, T. Shimura, and K. Kuroda, Opt. Commun. 146, 6 (1998).
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H. Horiuchi, T. Shimura, T. Omatsu, O. Matoba, and K. Kuroda, Appl. Phys. B 68, 1021 (1999).
[CrossRef]

K. Iida, H. Horiuchi, O. Matoba, T. Omatsu, T. Shimura, and K. Kuroda, Opt. Commun. 146, 6 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Pogany, P.

F. Wang, A. Hermerschmidt, P. Pogany, S. X. Dou, and H. J. Eichler, Appl. Phys. B 72, 755 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Shimura, T.

H. Horiuchi, T. Shimura, T. Omatsu, O. Matoba, and K. Kuroda, Appl. Phys. B 68, 1021 (1999).
[CrossRef]

K. Iida, H. Horiuchi, O. Matoba, T. Omatsu, T. Shimura, and K. Kuroda, Opt. Commun. 146, 6 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Tamura, M.

Tan, X.

Tong, Y. P.

C. C. Chang, Y. P. Tong, T. C. Chen, H. F. Yau, and P. X. Ye, Appl. Phys. B 71, 47 (2000).

Wang, F.

F. Wang, A. Hermerschmidt, and H. J. Eichler, Opt. Commun. 209, 391 (2002).
[CrossRef]

F. Wang, A. Hermerschmidt, P. Pogany, S. X. Dou, and H. J. Eichler, Appl. Phys. B 72, 755 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Wang, H.

Weiss, S.

Yang, S.

Yau, H. F.

C. C. Chang, Y. P. Tong, T. C. Chen, H. F. Yau, and P. X. Ye, Appl. Phys. B 71, 47 (2000).

Ye, P. X.

C. C. Chang, Y. P. Tong, T. C. Chen, H. F. Yau, and P. X. Ye, Appl. Phys. B 71, 47 (2000).

Yeh, P.

Yoshikado, S.

Yoshikawa, N.

Appl. Opt. (1)

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H. Horiuchi, T. Shimura, T. Omatsu, O. Matoba, and K. Kuroda, Appl. Phys. B 68, 1021 (1999).
[CrossRef]

C. C. Chang, Y. P. Tong, T. C. Chen, H. F. Yau, and P. X. Ye, Appl. Phys. B 71, 47 (2000).

F. Wang, A. Hermerschmidt, P. Pogany, S. X. Dou, and H. J. Eichler, Appl. Phys. B 72, 755 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 (1)

C. C. Chang, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 37, L512 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

K. Iida, H. Horiuchi, O. Matoba, T. Omatsu, T. Shimura, and K. Kuroda, Opt. Commun. 146, 6 (1998).
[CrossRef]

F. Wang, A. Hermerschmidt, and H. J. Eichler, Opt. Commun. 209, 391 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: I1, isolator; M 1 M 4 , mirrors; BS 1 BS 3 , beam splitters; P1, P2, vibrating mirrors; BaTiO 3 , photorefractive crystal; k 1 , k 2 , wave vectors of the Ti : Sa and BAL respectively; ϕ 1 , ϕ 2 , incident angles of the Ti : Sa and the BAL, respectively; λ 2 , half-wave plate; CCD1, CCD2, CCD camera; OSA, optical spectrum analyzer; B1, B2, beam blocks. Other abbreviations defined in text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(Color online) (a) Unlocked and (b) locked BAL spectra.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Beam shape of the BAL when locked into a superposition of high-order modes (left) compared with a free-running far field (right). The slow axis in these images is oriented horizontally.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Shape of the BAL beam after diffraction in the photorefractive crystal as captured on mirror Ml while the Ti : Sa beam is blocked.

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