Abstract

We demonstrate coherent beam combining of two femtosecond fiber chirped-pulse amplifiers seeded by a common oscillator. Using a feedback loop based on an electro-optic phase modulator, an average power of 7.2W before compression is obtained with a combining efficiency of 90%. The spatial and temporal qualities of the oscillator are retained, with a recombined pulse width of 325fs. This experiment opens up a way to scale the peak/average power of ultrafast fiber sources.

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2010 (3)

2008 (1)

2007 (2)

F. Röser, T. Eidam, J. Rothhardt, O. Schmidt, D. N. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 32, 3495 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Shay, V. Benham, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sanchez, D. Pilkington, and C. A. Lu, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 480 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Baker, J. T.

T. Shay, V. Benham, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sanchez, D. Pilkington, and C. A. Lu, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 480 (2007).
[CrossRef]

T. M. Shay, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sancheza, C. A. Robin, L. C. L. Vergien, A. Flores, C. Zerinque, D. Gallant, C. A. Lu, B. Pulford, T. J. Bronder, and A. Lucero, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA1.

Benham, V.

T. Shay, V. Benham, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sanchez, D. Pilkington, and C. A. Lu, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 480 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Boullet, J.

Bronder, T. J.

T. M. Shay, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sancheza, C. A. Robin, L. C. L. Vergien, A. Flores, C. Zerinque, D. Gallant, C. A. Lu, B. Pulford, T. J. Bronder, and A. Lucero, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA1.

Cheung, E. C.

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

Cormier, E.

Druon, F.

Eggert, S.

G. Krauss, S. Lohss, T. Hanke, A. Sell, S. Eggert, R. Huber, and A. Leitenstorfer, Nat. Photon. 4, 33 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Eidam, T.

Flores, A.

T. M. Shay, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sancheza, C. A. Robin, L. C. L. Vergien, A. Flores, C. Zerinque, D. Gallant, C. A. Lu, B. Pulford, T. J. Bronder, and A. Lucero, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA1.

Gallant, D.

T. M. Shay, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sancheza, C. A. Robin, L. C. L. Vergien, A. Flores, C. Zerinque, D. Gallant, C. A. Lu, B. Pulford, T. J. Bronder, and A. Lucero, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA1.

Georges, P.

Hanke, T.

G. Krauss, S. Lohss, T. Hanke, A. Sell, S. Eggert, R. Huber, and A. Leitenstorfer, Nat. Photon. 4, 33 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, M.

Huber, R.

G. Krauss, S. Lohss, T. Hanke, A. Sell, S. Eggert, R. Huber, and A. Leitenstorfer, Nat. Photon. 4, 33 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, S.

Klenke, A.

Krauss, G.

G. Krauss, S. Lohss, T. Hanke, A. Sell, S. Eggert, R. Huber, and A. Leitenstorfer, Nat. Photon. 4, 33 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Leitenstorfer, A.

G. Krauss, S. Lohss, T. Hanke, A. Sell, S. Eggert, R. Huber, and A. Leitenstorfer, Nat. Photon. 4, 33 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Limpert, J.

Lohss, S.

G. Krauss, S. Lohss, T. Hanke, A. Sell, S. Eggert, R. Huber, and A. Leitenstorfer, Nat. Photon. 4, 33 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lu, C. A.

T. Shay, V. Benham, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sanchez, D. Pilkington, and C. A. Lu, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 480 (2007).
[CrossRef]

T. M. Shay, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sancheza, C. A. Robin, L. C. L. Vergien, A. Flores, C. Zerinque, D. Gallant, C. A. Lu, B. Pulford, T. J. Bronder, and A. Lucero, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA1.

Lucero, A.

T. M. Shay, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sancheza, C. A. Robin, L. C. L. Vergien, A. Flores, C. Zerinque, D. Gallant, C. A. Lu, B. Pulford, T. J. Bronder, and A. Lucero, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA1.

Mottay, E.

Pilkington, D.

T. Shay, V. Benham, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sanchez, D. Pilkington, and C. A. Lu, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 480 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Pulford, B.

T. M. Shay, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sancheza, C. A. Robin, L. C. L. Vergien, A. Flores, C. Zerinque, D. Gallant, C. A. Lu, B. Pulford, T. J. Bronder, and A. Lucero, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA1.

Rice, R. R.

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

Robin, C. A.

T. M. Shay, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sancheza, C. A. Robin, L. C. L. Vergien, A. Flores, C. Zerinque, D. Gallant, C. A. Lu, B. Pulford, T. J. Bronder, and A. Lucero, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA1.

Röser, F.

Rothhardt, J.

Sanchez, A. D.

T. Shay, V. Benham, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sanchez, D. Pilkington, and C. A. Lu, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 480 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sancheza, A. D.

T. M. Shay, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sancheza, C. A. Robin, L. C. L. Vergien, A. Flores, C. Zerinque, D. Gallant, C. A. Lu, B. Pulford, T. J. Bronder, and A. Lucero, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA1.

Schimpf, D. N.

Schmidt, O.

Seise, E.

Sell, A.

G. Krauss, S. Lohss, T. Hanke, A. Sell, S. Eggert, R. Huber, and A. Leitenstorfer, Nat. Photon. 4, 33 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Shay, T.

T. Shay, V. Benham, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sanchez, D. Pilkington, and C. A. Lu, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 480 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Shay, T. M.

T. M. Shay, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sancheza, C. A. Robin, L. C. L. Vergien, A. Flores, C. Zerinque, D. Gallant, C. A. Lu, B. Pulford, T. J. Bronder, and A. Lucero, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA1.

Tünnermann, A.

Vergien, L. C. L.

T. M. Shay, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sancheza, C. A. Robin, L. C. L. Vergien, A. Flores, C. Zerinque, D. Gallant, C. A. Lu, B. Pulford, T. J. Bronder, and A. Lucero, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA1.

Weber, M.

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

Zaouter, Y.

Zerinque, C.

T. M. Shay, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sancheza, C. A. Robin, L. C. L. Vergien, A. Flores, C. Zerinque, D. Gallant, C. A. Lu, B. Pulford, T. J. Bronder, and A. Lucero, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA1.

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

T. Shay, V. Benham, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sanchez, D. Pilkington, and C. A. Lu, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 480 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photon. (1)

G. Krauss, S. Lohss, T. Hanke, A. Sell, S. Eggert, R. Huber, and A. Leitenstorfer, Nat. Photon. 4, 33 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (2)

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

T. M. Shay, J. T. Baker, A. D. Sancheza, C. A. Robin, L. C. L. Vergien, A. Flores, C. Zerinque, D. Gallant, C. A. Lu, B. Pulford, T. J. Bronder, and A. Lucero, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA1.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the femtosecond coherent combining experiment.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Photodiode signal versus time, over 100 s , in free run and phase-locked regime.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Phase noise density of the recombination, in free run (black) and locked regime (red).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Intensity profiles of (left), (center) the individual channel beams and of (right) the recombined beam at the output of the compressor.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(top) Autocorrelation traces and (bottom) optical spectra for each channel independently (blue and black) and for the recombined beam (red).

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