Abstract

We demonstrate the active wavefront control of a 19-core ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier by the digital holography technique. The output wavefront is corrected even in the presence of large externally induced perturbations, with a measured output Strehl ratio of 0.6 in all cases. The wavefront-controlled multicore fiber is used to amplify 800ps pulses at 1064nm at a repetition rate of 40kHz, and a gain of 23dB is obtained.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. M. Shalaby, V. Kermene, D. Pagnoux, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, A. Barthélémy, M. Abdou Ahmed, A. Voss, and T. Graf, Appl. Phys. B 97, 599 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (2)

2006 (1)

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[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

Aandermahr, N.

Abdou Ahmed, M.

B. M. Shalaby, V. Kermene, D. Pagnoux, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, A. Barthélémy, M. Abdou Ahmed, A. Voss, and T. Graf, Appl. Phys. B 97, 599 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Barthélémy, A.

B. M. Shalaby, V. Kermene, D. Pagnoux, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, A. Barthélémy, M. Abdou Ahmed, A. Voss, and T. Graf, Appl. Phys. B 97, 599 (2009).
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B. M. Shalaby, V. Kermene, D. Pagnoux, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, A. Barthélémy, M. Abdou Ahmed, A. Voss, and T. Graf, Appl. Phys. B 97, 599 (2009).
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Druon, F.

Fallnich, C.

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I. Hartl, A. Marcinkevicius, H. A. McKay, L. Dong, and M. E. Fermann, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper TuA6.

Georges, P.

Graf, T.

B. M. Shalaby, V. Kermene, D. Pagnoux, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, A. Barthélémy, M. Abdou Ahmed, A. Voss, and T. Graf, Appl. Phys. B 97, 599 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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I. Hartl, A. Marcinkevicius, H. A. McKay, L. Dong, and M. E. Fermann, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper TuA6.

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C. X. Yu, J. E. Kansky, S. E. J. Shaw, D. V. Murphy, and C. Higgs, Electron. Lett. 42, 1024 (2006).
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Kermene, V.

B. M. Shalaby, V. Kermene, D. Pagnoux, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, A. Barthélémy, M. Abdou Ahmed, A. Voss, and T. Graf, Appl. Phys. B 97, 599 (2009).
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Marcinkevicius, A.

I. Hartl, A. Marcinkevicius, H. A. McKay, L. Dong, and M. E. Fermann, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper TuA6.

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I. Hartl, A. Marcinkevicius, H. A. McKay, L. Dong, and M. E. Fermann, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper TuA6.

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[CrossRef]

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E. C. Cheung, M. Weber, and R. R. Rice, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper WA2.

Shalaby, B. M.

B. M. Shalaby, V. Kermene, D. Pagnoux, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, A. Barthélémy, M. Abdou Ahmed, A. Voss, and T. Graf, Appl. Phys. B 97, 599 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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C. X. Yu, J. E. Kansky, S. E. J. Shaw, D. V. Murphy, and C. Higgs, Electron. Lett. 42, 1024 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Voss, A.

B. M. Shalaby, V. Kermene, D. Pagnoux, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, A. Barthélémy, M. Abdou Ahmed, A. Voss, and T. Graf, Appl. Phys. B 97, 599 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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E. C. Cheung, M. Weber, and R. R. Rice, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper WA2.

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C. X. Yu, J. E. Kansky, S. E. J. Shaw, D. V. Murphy, and C. Higgs, Electron. Lett. 42, 1024 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

B. M. Shalaby, V. Kermene, D. Pagnoux, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, A. Barthélémy, M. Abdou Ahmed, A. Voss, and T. Graf, Appl. Phys. B 97, 599 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

C. X. Yu, J. E. Kansky, S. E. J. Shaw, D. V. Murphy, and C. Higgs, Electron. Lett. 42, 1024 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (2)

I. Hartl, A. Marcinkevicius, H. A. McKay, L. Dong, and M. E. Fermann, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper TuA6.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. BS, beam splitter; PBS, polarizing beam splitter; FR, Faraday rotator; GP, Glan polarizer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Hologram recorded on CCD1 for 0, 12, and 26 W pump power. The regions of interest (phase vortices) are indicated in the small squares (red online).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Interference fringes between corrected and reference beams. (a) Active correction ON, no pressure applied. (b) Active correction OFF, pressure applied. (c) Active correction ON, pressure applied.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured near fields (top), far fields (middle), and calculated far fields with constant phase (bottom). The images are normalized in intensity. The Strehl ratio is given for each situation.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Gain versus pump power and corresponding near fields (left images) and far fields (right images).

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