Abstract

We have used a two-channel fiber laser array for the study of cophasing dynamics in a passively locked laser array for coherent combining. Starting from an in-phase laser emission, the array was unbalanced by a short phase perturbation introduced on one arm. The dynamics for recovery of phase locking and recovery of initial power of the laser array have been characterized. Cophasing was found to be quickly restored, in a few cavity rounds, before the gain dynamics brought back the steady-state power.

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X.-L. Wang, P. Zhou, H.-T. Ma, Z.-L. Chen, X. Li, X.-J. Xu, and Z.-J. Liu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 054212 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

C. J. Corcoran and F. Durville, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 201118 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (3)

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[CrossRef]

D. Sabourdy, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermene, and A. Barthelemy, Electron. Lett. 40, 1254 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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2002 (2)

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1988 (1)

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D. Sabourdy, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermene, and A. Barthelemy, Electron. Lett. 40, 1254 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Barthélémy, A.

J. Lhermite, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermène, and A. Barthélémy, Opt. Lett. 32, 1842 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Brosnan, S.

M. Wickham, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, D. Hammons, H. Komine, and M. Weber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MA4.

Chang, W.

Chen, Y. C.

Chen, Z.-L.

X.-L. Wang, P. Zhou, H.-T. Ma, Z.-L. Chen, X. Li, X.-J. Xu, and Z.-J. Liu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 054212 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Cheung, E. C.

Corcoran, C. J.

C. J. Corcoran and F. Durville, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 201118 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Culver, W.

T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, J. Minelly, P. Jones, E. Honea, S. A. Shakir, S. Hendow, W. Culver, B. Nelson, and M. Fitelson, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper WA4.

Davidson, N.

A. A. Ishaaya, L. Shimshi, N. Davidson, and A. Friesem, Opt. Express 12, 4929 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

Desfarges-Berthelemot, A.

J. Lhermite, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermène, and A. Barthélémy, Opt. Lett. 32, 1842 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Sabourdy, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermene, and A. Barthelemy, Electron. Lett. 40, 1254 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermène, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, M. Vampouille, and A. Barthélémy, Appl. Phys. B 75, 503(2002).
[CrossRef]

Durville, F.

C. J. Corcoran and F. Durville, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 201118 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Epp, P.

Fan, T. Y.

T. Y. Fan, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 567 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fitelson, M.

T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, J. Minelly, P. Jones, E. Honea, S. A. Shakir, S. Hendow, W. Culver, B. Nelson, and M. Fitelson, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper WA4.

Friesem, A.

Friesem, A. A.

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

Galvanauskas, A.

Goodno, G. D.

Hammons, D.

M. Wickham, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, D. Hammons, H. Komine, and M. Weber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MA4.

Hendow, S.

T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, J. Minelly, P. Jones, E. Honea, S. A. Shakir, S. Hendow, W. Culver, B. Nelson, and M. Fitelson, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper WA4.

Honea, E.

T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, J. Minelly, P. Jones, E. Honea, S. A. Shakir, S. Hendow, W. Culver, B. Nelson, and M. Fitelson, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper WA4.

Howland, D.

Injeyan, H.

Ishaaya, A. A.

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

A. A. Ishaaya, L. Shimshi, N. Davidson, and A. Friesem, Opt. Express 12, 4929 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jones, P.

T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, J. Minelly, P. Jones, E. Honea, S. A. Shakir, S. Hendow, W. Culver, B. Nelson, and M. Fitelson, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper WA4.

Kermene, V.

D. Sabourdy, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermene, and A. Barthelemy, Electron. Lett. 40, 1254 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kermène, V.

J. Lhermite, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermène, and A. Barthélémy, Opt. Lett. 32, 1842 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermène, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, M. Vampouille, and A. Barthélémy, Appl. Phys. B 75, 503(2002).
[CrossRef]

Komine, H.

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, Opt. Lett. 31, 1247 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Wickham, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, D. Hammons, H. Komine, and M. Weber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MA4.

Lee, K. K.

Lhermite, J.

Li, S.

Li, X.

X.-L. Wang, P. Zhou, H.-T. Ma, Z.-L. Chen, X. Li, X.-J. Xu, and Z.-J. Liu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 054212 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Z.-J.

X.-L. Wang, P. Zhou, H.-T. Ma, Z.-L. Chen, X. Li, X.-J. Xu, and Z.-J. Liu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 054212 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Loftus, T. H.

T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, J. Minelly, P. Jones, E. Honea, S. A. Shakir, S. Hendow, W. Culver, B. Nelson, and M. Fitelson, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper WA4.

Long, W.

Ma, H.-T.

X.-L. Wang, P. Zhou, H.-T. Ma, Z.-L. Chen, X. Li, X.-J. Xu, and Z.-J. Liu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 054212 (2009).
[CrossRef]

McClellan, M.

McNaught, S. J.

Minelly, J.

T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, J. Minelly, P. Jones, E. Honea, S. A. Shakir, S. Hendow, W. Culver, B. Nelson, and M. Fitelson, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper WA4.

Nelson, B.

T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, J. Minelly, P. Jones, E. Honea, S. A. Shakir, S. Hendow, W. Culver, B. Nelson, and M. Fitelson, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper WA4.

Norsen, M.

T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, J. Minelly, P. Jones, E. Honea, S. A. Shakir, S. Hendow, W. Culver, B. Nelson, and M. Fitelson, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper WA4.

Redmond, S.

Sabourdy, D.

D. Sabourdy, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermene, and A. Barthelemy, Electron. Lett. 40, 1254 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermène, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, M. Vampouille, and A. Barthélémy, Appl. Phys. B 75, 503(2002).
[CrossRef]

Saitou, T.

Sekiguchi, T.

Shakir, S. A.

T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, J. Minelly, P. Jones, E. Honea, S. A. Shakir, S. Hendow, W. Culver, B. Nelson, and M. Fitelson, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper WA4.

Shimshi, L.

A. A. Ishaaya, L. Shimshi, N. Davidson, and A. Friesem, Opt. Express 12, 4929 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

Shirakawa, A.

Simpson, R.

Sollee, J.

Thomas, A. M.

T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, J. Minelly, P. Jones, E. Honea, S. A. Shakir, S. Hendow, W. Culver, B. Nelson, and M. Fitelson, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper WA4.

Ueda, K.

Vampouille, M.

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermène, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, M. Vampouille, and A. Barthélémy, Appl. Phys. B 75, 503(2002).
[CrossRef]

Wang, S. S.

S. S. Wang and H. Winful, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1774 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Wang, X.-L.

X.-L. Wang, P. Zhou, H.-T. Ma, Z.-L. Chen, X. Li, X.-J. Xu, and Z.-J. Liu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 054212 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Weber, M.

G. D. Goodno, H. Komine, S. J. McNaught, S. B. Weiss, S. Redmond, W. Long, R. Simpson, E. C. Cheung, D. Howland, P. Epp, M. Weber, M. McClellan, J. Sollee, and H. Injeyan, Opt. Lett. 31, 1247 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Wickham, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, D. Hammons, H. Komine, and M. Weber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MA4.

Weiss, S. B.

Wickham, M.

M. Wickham, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, D. Hammons, H. Komine, and M. Weber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MA4.

Winful, H.

Wu, T.

Xu, J.

Xu, X.-J.

X.-L. Wang, P. Zhou, H.-T. Ma, Z.-L. Chen, X. Li, X.-J. Xu, and Z.-J. Liu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 054212 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, P.

X.-L. Wang, P. Zhou, H.-T. Ma, Z.-L. Chen, X. Li, X.-J. Xu, and Z.-J. Liu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 054212 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

D. Sabourdy, V. Kermène, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, M. Vampouille, and A. Barthélémy, Appl. Phys. B 75, 503(2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

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

C. J. Corcoran and F. Durville, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 201118 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. S. Wang and H. Winful, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1774 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Chin. Phys. Lett. (1)

X.-L. Wang, P. Zhou, H.-T. Ma, Z.-L. Chen, X. Li, X.-J. Xu, and Z.-J. Liu, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 054212 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

D. Sabourdy, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermene, and A. Barthelemy, Electron. Lett. 40, 1254 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

T. Y. Fan, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11, 567 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (2)

M. Wickham, J. Anderegg, S. Brosnan, D. Hammons, H. Komine, and M. Weber, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MA4.

T. H. Loftus, A. M. Thomas, M. Norsen, J. Minelly, P. Jones, E. Honea, S. A. Shakir, S. Hendow, W. Culver, B. Nelson, and M. Fitelson, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper WA4.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental diffraction pattern of passively phase locked linear array with (a) 12 and (b) 2 parallel fiber lasers.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the two-channel fiber laser array with the phase perturbation module highlighted: A, Yb-doped fiber amplifier; PA, Yb preamplifier; OC1 and OC2, fiber couplers; PC, polarization controller; ML, microlens array; DG, diffraction grating; SMFF, single-mode feedback fiber; Li ( i = 1 , 4 ), lenses; AC, angle cleaved.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Time-resolved measurement of the laser far-field intensity on axis. Short phase deviation was introduced at t = 0 by a 1064 nm pulse through the Kerr effect.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Retrieved evolution of the array diffraction pattern from the steady state to the perturbed state and the dynamics of the quick phasing recovery.

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