Abstract

New configurations for phase locking several laser beams with intracavity polarization elements are presented. With this configuration we demonstrated efficient phase lock of up to 24 ND:YAG laser beams with only two polarization beam displacers.

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2008 (1)

J. E. Rothenberg, Proc. SPIE 6873, 687315 (2008).
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2006 (1)

L. Shimshi, A. A. Ishaaya, V. Ekhouse, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, Opt. Commun. 263, 60 (2006).
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2004 (1)

2003 (2)

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1993 (1)

L. Fabiny, P. Colet, R. Roy, and D. Lenstra, Phys. Rev. A 47, 4287 (1993).
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1989 (1)

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Bretenaker, F.

Brunel, M.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Colombeau, B.

A. Desfarges, V. Kermene, B. Colombeau, C. Froehly, and M. Vampouille, Opt. Commun. 127, 372 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Corkum, D.

P. McManamon, T. Dorschner, D. Corkum, L. Friedman, D. Hobbs, M. Holz, S. Liberman, H. Nguyen, D. Resler, R. Sharp, and E. Watson, Proc. IEEE 84, 268 (1996).
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Dandliker, R.

Davidson, N.

L. Shimshi, A. A. Ishaaya, V. Ekhouse, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, Opt. Commun. 263, 60 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Desfarges, A.

A. Desfarges, V. Kermene, B. Colombeau, C. Froehly, and M. Vampouille, Opt. Commun. 127, 372 (1996).
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Desfarges-Berthelemot, A.

Dorschner, T.

P. McManamon, T. Dorschner, D. Corkum, L. Friedman, D. Hobbs, M. Holz, S. Liberman, H. Nguyen, D. Resler, R. Sharp, and E. Watson, Proc. IEEE 84, 268 (1996).
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Ekhouse, V.

L. Shimshi, A. A. Ishaaya, V. Ekhouse, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, Opt. Commun. 263, 60 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Even, P.

Fabiny, L.

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

Fan, T. Y.

Floch, A. L.

Friedman, L.

P. McManamon, T. Dorschner, D. Corkum, L. Friedman, D. Hobbs, M. Holz, S. Liberman, H. Nguyen, D. Resler, R. Sharp, and E. Watson, Proc. IEEE 84, 268 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Friesem, A. A.

L. Shimshi, A. A. Ishaaya, V. Ekhouse, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, Opt. Commun. 263, 60 (2006).
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Froehly, C.

A. Desfarges, V. Kermene, B. Colombeau, C. Froehly, and M. Vampouille, Opt. Commun. 127, 372 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Glas, P.

Hecht, E.

E. Hecht, Optics (Addison Wesely, 1998). A good explanation for the displacement phenomena of calcite can be found in Section 8.4.1.

Hobbs, D.

P. McManamon, T. Dorschner, D. Corkum, L. Friedman, D. Hobbs, M. Holz, S. Liberman, H. Nguyen, D. Resler, R. Sharp, and E. Watson, Proc. IEEE 84, 268 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Holz, M.

P. McManamon, T. Dorschner, D. Corkum, L. Friedman, D. Hobbs, M. Holz, S. Liberman, H. Nguyen, D. Resler, R. Sharp, and E. Watson, Proc. IEEE 84, 268 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Ishaaya, A. A.

L. Shimshi, A. A. Ishaaya, V. Ekhouse, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, Opt. Commun. 263, 60 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Jacques Morel, A. W.

Kermene, V.

Le Floch, A.

Lefort, L.

Leitner, M.

Lenstra, D.

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

Liberman, S.

P. McManamon, T. Dorschner, D. Corkum, L. Friedman, D. Hobbs, M. Holz, S. Liberman, H. Nguyen, D. Resler, R. Sharp, and E. Watson, Proc. IEEE 84, 268 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Matsuo, K.

A. Shirakawa, K. Matsuo, and K. Ueda, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2004), p. 3.

McManamon, P.

P. McManamon, T. Dorschner, D. Corkum, L. Friedman, D. Hobbs, M. Holz, S. Liberman, H. Nguyen, D. Resler, R. Sharp, and E. Watson, Proc. IEEE 84, 268 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Nguyen, H.

P. McManamon, T. Dorschner, D. Corkum, L. Friedman, D. Hobbs, M. Holz, S. Liberman, H. Nguyen, D. Resler, R. Sharp, and E. Watson, Proc. IEEE 84, 268 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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D. Novoseller and D. Botez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 1179 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Pureur, D.

Resler, D.

P. McManamon, T. Dorschner, D. Corkum, L. Friedman, D. Hobbs, M. Holz, S. Liberman, H. Nguyen, D. Resler, R. Sharp, and E. Watson, Proc. IEEE 84, 268 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Rothenberg, J. E.

J. E. Rothenberg, Proc. SPIE 6873, 687315 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Roy, R.

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

Sabourdy, D.

Sanchez, A.

Sharp, R.

P. McManamon, T. Dorschner, D. Corkum, L. Friedman, D. Hobbs, M. Holz, S. Liberman, H. Nguyen, D. Resler, R. Sharp, and E. Watson, Proc. IEEE 84, 268 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Shimshi, L.

L. Shimshi, A. A. Ishaaya, V. Ekhouse, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, Opt. Commun. 263, 60 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Shirakawa, A.

A. Shirakawa, K. Matsuo, and K. Ueda, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2004), p. 3.

Ueda, K.

A. Shirakawa, K. Matsuo, and K. Ueda, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2004), p. 3.

Vampouille, M.

A. Desfarges, V. Kermene, B. Colombeau, C. Froehly, and M. Vampouille, Opt. Commun. 127, 372 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Watson, E.

P. McManamon, T. Dorschner, D. Corkum, L. Friedman, D. Hobbs, M. Holz, S. Liberman, H. Nguyen, D. Resler, R. Sharp, and E. Watson, Proc. IEEE 84, 268 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Wrage, M.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

D. Novoseller and D. Botez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 1179 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Commun. (2)

L. Shimshi, A. A. Ishaaya, V. Ekhouse, N. Davidson, and A. A. Friesem, Opt. Commun. 263, 60 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Desfarges, V. Kermene, B. Colombeau, C. Froehly, and M. Vampouille, Opt. Commun. 127, 372 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

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

Proc. IEEE (1)

P. McManamon, T. Dorschner, D. Corkum, L. Friedman, D. Hobbs, M. Holz, S. Liberman, H. Nguyen, D. Resler, R. Sharp, and E. Watson, Proc. IEEE 84, 268 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

J. E. Rothenberg, Proc. SPIE 6873, 687315 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

E. Hecht, Optics (Addison Wesely, 1998). A good explanation for the displacement phenomena of calcite can be found in Section 8.4.1.

A. Shirakawa, K. Matsuo, and K. Ueda, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2004), p. 3.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Basic configuration for phase locking a one-dimensional laser array of five independent laser beams. QWP, quarter-wave plate.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental intensity distributions for phase locking a one-dimensional laser array of five laser beams: (a) near-field distribution of five laser beams array; (b) far-field distribution without phase locking; (c) the cross section along the center of the far-field distribution without phase locking; (d) far-field distribution with phase locking with fringe contrast of 80%; (e) the cross section along the center of the far-field distribution with phase locking.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Configuration for phase locking a two-dimensional laser array. QWP, quarter-wave plate; HWP, half-wave plate.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental intensity distributions for phase locking a two-dimensional laser array of 24 laser beams: (a) near-field distribution of hexagonal array of 24 beams; (b) far-field distribution without phase locking; (c) far-field distribution with phase locking.

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