Abstract

A passive coherent beam combination of two nanosecond amplifiers is realized by using an all-optical feedback loop. The width of the combined pulses is 9.7 ns, and the pulse repetition frequency is 2.023 MHz. With the least mismatch between pulse period and time of the cavity round trip in our loop, the visibility of far-field coherent patterns is more than 71%. The dynamics of passive phase locking is studied, and the established time of phase locking of two pulsed amplifiers is at least 10 cavity round trips in the all-optical feedback loop.

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Y. Xue, B. He, J. Zhou, Z. Li, Y. Fan, Y. Qi, C. Liu, Z. Yuan, H. Zhang, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 28, 054212 (2011).
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Opt. Express

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Proc. SPIE

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental arrangement. EOAM, electro-optic amplitude modulator. AWG, arbitrary waveform generator. Seed, 1064 nm laser diode. AC, angle cleave. PD, photodetector. CO, collimator. PMSMF, polarization-maintaining single-mode feedback fiber. RF, radio frequency. DF, delay fiber.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Pulse generation and selection process.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Pulsed shapes of single channel and the combined beam after adjustment.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Far-field pattern of the out-phase mode, (b) far-field pattern of the in-phase mode, (c) pulse shapes before and after combination in one cycle, (d) pulse shape of combined beam in five cycles.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Visibility of far-field patterns when the pulse period of the laser is varied.

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