Abstract

A technique for simultaneous beam combination and aperture filling of a coherent laser array that uses a conjugate Dammann grating is proposed. It can convert light from a coherent laser array into a single-lobed far field with high quality. An experiment with a simulated 5×5 2D coherent laser array using an aperture mask has been performed. The feasibility of the proposed scheme is verified. It provides an important basis for achieving a high-power and high-brightness laser beam from an actual coherent laser array.

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Chin. J. Lasers

L. Liu and L. Zhao, Chin. J. Lasers  16, 37 (1989).

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Opt. Lett.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Optical setup of the simultaneous beam combination and aperture-filling scheme.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic diagram of experimental setup for the beam combination and aperture filling of the 5 × 5 simulated coherent laser array.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental photographs of (a) the 5 × 5 spot array from the Dammann grating, (b) the near-field pattern, and (c) the far-field pattern emitted after the CDG, using the scheme in Fig. 2.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Calculated and Experimental Phase Values of the Phase Plate

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T DG ( x , y ) = exp [ j m = n = Δ ϕ ( x m T x , y n T y ) ] ,
T ̃ DG ( f x , f y ) = m M n N δ ( f x m T x , f y n T y ) C m n e j φ m n + H ( f x , f y ) ,
E 1 ( f x , f y ) = e s ( f x , f y ) m M n N δ ( f x m T x ) δ ( f y n T y ) e j φ m n ,
E ̃ 1 ( x , y ) = 1 j λ f I { e s ( f x , f y ) } C m n [ T DG ( x , y ) I { H ( f x , f y ) } ] .
E 2 ( x , y ) = 1 j λ f I { e s ( f x , f y ) } C m n [ 1 I { H ( f x , f y ) } T DG * ( x , y ) ] .

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