Abstract

We report what we believe to be the first experimental demonstration of coherent beam combining of two fiber amplifiers in a 100ns pulse regime using a signal leak between the pulses. Pulses of 100W stimulated- Brillouin-scattering limited peak power are combined with 95% efficiency, a residual phase error of λ/27, and no significant beam quality degradation.

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P. Bourdon, K. Cadoret, L. Lombard, A. Azarian, G. Canat, B. Bennaï, D. Goular, V. Jolivet, Y. Jaouën, and O. Vasseur, Proc. SPIE 7914, 7914-31 (2011).

2010 (3)

2009 (1)

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennai, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouën, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257 (2009).
[Crossref]

2006 (1)

2003 (1)

G. Kulcsar, Y. Jaouën, G. Canat, E. Olmedo, and G. Debarge, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 801 (2003).
[Crossref]

Azarian, A.

P. Bourdon, K. Cadoret, L. Lombard, A. Azarian, G. Canat, B. Bennaï, D. Goular, V. Jolivet, Y. Jaouën, and O. Vasseur, Proc. SPIE 7914, 7914-31 (2011).

Baker, J. T.

Benham, V.

Bennai, B.

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennai, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouën, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257 (2009).
[Crossref]

Bennaï, B.

P. Bourdon, K. Cadoret, L. Lombard, A. Azarian, G. Canat, B. Bennaï, D. Goular, V. Jolivet, Y. Jaouën, and O. Vasseur, Proc. SPIE 7914, 7914-31 (2011).

Bourdon, P.

P. Bourdon, K. Cadoret, L. Lombard, A. Azarian, G. Canat, B. Bennaï, D. Goular, V. Jolivet, Y. Jaouën, and O. Vasseur, Proc. SPIE 7914, 7914-31 (2011).

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennai, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouën, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257 (2009).
[Crossref]

Bratcher, A.

Cadoret, K.

P. Bourdon, K. Cadoret, L. Lombard, A. Azarian, G. Canat, B. Bennaï, D. Goular, V. Jolivet, Y. Jaouën, and O. Vasseur, Proc. SPIE 7914, 7914-31 (2011).

Canat, G.

P. Bourdon, K. Cadoret, L. Lombard, A. Azarian, G. Canat, B. Bennaï, D. Goular, V. Jolivet, Y. Jaouën, and O. Vasseur, Proc. SPIE 7914, 7914-31 (2011).

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennai, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouën, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257 (2009).
[Crossref]

G. Kulcsar, Y. Jaouën, G. Canat, E. Olmedo, and G. Debarge, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 801 (2003).
[Crossref]

Chavez-Pirson, A.

Cheng, E. C.-T.

E. C.-T. Cheng, R. R. Rice, M. G. Wickham, and M. E. Weber, “Pulsed coherent fiber array and method,” U.S. patent 7,502,395 (March 10, 2009).

Cheung, E. C.

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.

Culpepper, M. A.

Debarge, G.

G. Kulcsar, Y. Jaouën, G. Canat, E. Olmedo, and G. Debarge, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 801 (2003).
[Crossref]

Goular, D.

P. Bourdon, K. Cadoret, L. Lombard, A. Azarian, G. Canat, B. Bennaï, D. Goular, V. Jolivet, Y. Jaouën, and O. Vasseur, Proc. SPIE 7914, 7914-31 (2011).

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennai, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouën, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257 (2009).
[Crossref]

Jaouën, Y.

P. Bourdon, K. Cadoret, L. Lombard, A. Azarian, G. Canat, B. Bennaï, D. Goular, V. Jolivet, Y. Jaouën, and O. Vasseur, Proc. SPIE 7914, 7914-31 (2011).

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennai, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouën, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257 (2009).
[Crossref]

G. Kulcsar, Y. Jaouën, G. Canat, E. Olmedo, and G. Debarge, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 801 (2003).
[Crossref]

Jolivet, V.

P. Bourdon, K. Cadoret, L. Lombard, A. Azarian, G. Canat, B. Bennaï, D. Goular, V. Jolivet, Y. Jaouën, and O. Vasseur, Proc. SPIE 7914, 7914-31 (2011).

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennai, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouën, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257 (2009).
[Crossref]

Kulcsar, G.

G. Kulcsar, Y. Jaouën, G. Canat, E. Olmedo, and G. Debarge, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 801 (2003).
[Crossref]

Liu, Z.

Lombard, L.

P. Bourdon, K. Cadoret, L. Lombard, A. Azarian, G. Canat, B. Bennaï, D. Goular, V. Jolivet, Y. Jaouën, and O. Vasseur, Proc. SPIE 7914, 7914-31 (2011).

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennai, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouën, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257 (2009).
[Crossref]

Lu, C. A.

Ma, H.

Ma, Y.

Martin, J.

J. Martin and J. Mollier, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CTuK4.

Mollier, J.

J. Martin and J. Mollier, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CTuK4.

Moreau, B.

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennai, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouën, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257 (2009).
[Crossref]

Nelson, D. J.

Nguyen, D. T.

Olmedo, E.

G. Kulcsar, Y. Jaouën, G. Canat, E. Olmedo, and G. Debarge, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 801 (2003).
[Crossref]

Petersen, E. B.

Peyghambarian, N.

Pilkington, D.

Pourtal, E.

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennai, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouën, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257 (2009).
[Crossref]

Rice, R. R.

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.

E. C.-T. Cheng, R. R. Rice, M. G. Wickham, and M. E. Weber, “Pulsed coherent fiber array and method,” U.S. patent 7,502,395 (March 10, 2009).

Sanchez, A. D.

Shay, T. M.

Shi, W.

Si, L.

Spring, J.

Stephen, M. A.

Tiemann, B. G.

Uberna, R.

Vasseur, O.

P. Bourdon, K. Cadoret, L. Lombard, A. Azarian, G. Canat, B. Bennaï, D. Goular, V. Jolivet, Y. Jaouën, and O. Vasseur, Proc. SPIE 7914, 7914-31 (2011).

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennai, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouën, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257 (2009).
[Crossref]

Wang, X.

Ward, B.

Weber, M.

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.

Weber, M. E.

E. C.-T. Cheng, R. R. Rice, M. G. Wickham, and M. E. Weber, “Pulsed coherent fiber array and method,” U.S. patent 7,502,395 (March 10, 2009).

Wickham, M. G.

E. C.-T. Cheng, R. R. Rice, M. G. Wickham, and M. E. Weber, “Pulsed coherent fiber array and method,” U.S. patent 7,502,395 (March 10, 2009).

Xu, X.

Yao, Z.

Zhao, Y.

Zhou, P.

Zong, J.

Appl. Opt. (1)

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

V. Jolivet, P. Bourdon, B. Bennai, L. Lombard, D. Goular, E. Pourtal, G. Canat, Y. Jaouën, B. Moreau, and O. Vasseur, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 257 (2009).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. (1)

G. Kulcsar, Y. Jaouën, G. Canat, E. Olmedo, and G. Debarge, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 801 (2003).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Proc. SPIE (1)

P. Bourdon, K. Cadoret, L. Lombard, A. Azarian, G. Canat, B. Bennaï, D. Goular, V. Jolivet, Y. Jaouën, and O. Vasseur, Proc. SPIE 7914, 7914-31 (2011).

Other (3)

J. Martin and J. Mollier, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CTuK4.

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.

E. C.-T. Cheng, R. R. Rice, M. G. Wickham, and M. E. Weber, “Pulsed coherent fiber array and method,” U.S. patent 7,502,395 (March 10, 2009).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of CBC of two pulsed fiber amplifiers. PREAMP, preamplifier; AMP1 and AMP2, amplifiers; A 1 and A 2 , amplifiers’ outputs; O 1 and O 2 , CBC outputs; DET, photodetector.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Typical performances of the fiber amplifiers (AMP1 & AMP2). (a) Output pulse peak power and total average power versus PRF; (b) pulse peak power and interpulse average power ( ASE + leakage signal ) versus interpulse AOM extinction ratio.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Interpulse signal power in A 2 after pulse suppression over a full 100 μs period. (1) ASE and leak signal, (2) ASE only (leak attenuation > 70 dB ).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured pulse profiles before and after combination (constructive and destructive interferences). Output beam profile is shown as an inset.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Evolution of combined pulses’ energy with controller disabled and enabled.

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Table 1 Characteristics of the Fiber Amplifiers Used in a 70 ns Pulse Regime

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Δ φ RMS = 2 Δ V RMS V MAX ,

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