Abstract

An injection-locked fiber laser is introduced to the passive fiber laser coherent beam combination with all-optical feedback loop. A coherent beam combining system with two-dimensional four Yb-doped fiber amplifier chains is established, and the injection-locked fiber laser works as a switchable seed source. The 1064 nm output laser of the injection-locked fiber laser is extinguished automatically as the feedback injection power is high enough, and the injection-locked fiber laser acts as an amplifier for the feedback laser with 7.4 dB gains. We find that the phase-locked far-field interference pattern of our system with seed laser extinguished is stable, and the visibility is up to 91.5%, which is slightly higher than the prevalent method with auxiliary seed laser (88.2%).

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N. R. Van Zandt, R. J. Bartell, S. Basu, J. E. McCrae, and S. T. Fiorino, Opt. Eng. 51, 104301 (2012).
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Bates, G. M.

S. A. Shakir, B. Culver, B. Nelson, Y. Starcher, G. M. Bates, and J. J. W. Hedrick, Proc. SPIE 7070, 70700N (2008).
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Bochove, E. J.

E. J. Bochove and S. A. Shakir, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 15, 320 (2009).
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Chen, W.

B. He, Q. Lou, W. Wang, J. Zhou, Y. Zheng, J. Dong, Y. Wei, and W. Chen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 251115 (2008).
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Culver, B.

S. A. Shakir, B. Culver, B. Nelson, Y. Starcher, G. M. Bates, and J. J. W. Hedrick, Proc. SPIE 7070, 70700N (2008).
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Ding, Y.

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Fan, T. Y.

Fan, Y.

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).
[CrossRef]

Fiorino, S. T.

N. R. Van Zandt, R. J. Bartell, S. Basu, J. E. McCrae, and S. T. Fiorino, Opt. Eng. 51, 104301 (2012).
[CrossRef]

He, B.

H. Liu, B. He, J. Zhou, J. Dong, Y. Wei, and Q. Lou, Opt. Lett. 37, 3885 (2012).

H. Liu, Y. Xue, Z. Li, B. He, J. Zhou, Y. Ding, M. Jiao, C. Liu, Y. Qi, Y. Wei, J. Dong, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 29, 044204 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Z. Li, J. Zhou, B. He, H. Liu, C. Liu, Y. Wei, J. Dong, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 29, 074203 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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).
[CrossRef]

B. He, Q. Lou, W. Wang, J. Zhou, Y. Zheng, J. Dong, Y. Wei, and W. Chen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 251115 (2008).
[CrossRef]

B. He, Q. Lou, J. Zhou, J. Dong, Y. Wei, D. Xue, Y. Qi, Z. Su, L. Li, and F. Zhang, Opt. Express 14, 2721 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Hedrick, J. J. W.

S. A. Shakir, B. Culver, B. Nelson, Y. Starcher, G. M. Bates, and J. J. W. Hedrick, Proc. SPIE 7070, 70700N (2008).
[CrossRef]

Jiao, M.

H. Liu, Y. Xue, Z. Li, B. He, J. Zhou, Y. Ding, M. Jiao, C. Liu, Y. Qi, Y. Wei, J. Dong, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 29, 044204 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Katsuragawa, M.

Kermene, V.

Lhermite, J.

Li, L.

Li, Z.

H. Liu, Y. Xue, Z. Li, B. He, J. Zhou, Y. Ding, M. Jiao, C. Liu, Y. Qi, Y. Wei, J. Dong, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 29, 044204 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Z. Li, J. Zhou, B. He, H. Liu, C. Liu, Y. Wei, J. Dong, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 29, 074203 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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).
[CrossRef]

Liu, C.

H. Liu, Y. Xue, Z. Li, B. He, J. Zhou, Y. Ding, M. Jiao, C. Liu, Y. Qi, Y. Wei, J. Dong, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 29, 044204 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Z. Li, J. Zhou, B. He, H. Liu, C. Liu, Y. Wei, J. Dong, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 29, 074203 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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).
[CrossRef]

Liu, H.

H. Liu, Y. Xue, Z. Li, B. He, J. Zhou, Y. Ding, M. Jiao, C. Liu, Y. Qi, Y. Wei, J. Dong, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 29, 044204 (2012).
[CrossRef]

H. Liu, B. He, J. Zhou, J. Dong, Y. Wei, and Q. Lou, Opt. Lett. 37, 3885 (2012).

Z. Li, J. Zhou, B. He, H. Liu, C. Liu, Y. Wei, J. Dong, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 29, 074203 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Z.

Lou, Q.

Z. Li, J. Zhou, B. He, H. Liu, C. Liu, Y. Wei, J. Dong, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 29, 074203 (2012).
[CrossRef]

H. Liu, B. He, J. Zhou, J. Dong, Y. Wei, and Q. Lou, Opt. Lett. 37, 3885 (2012).

H. Liu, Y. Xue, Z. Li, B. He, J. Zhou, Y. Ding, M. Jiao, C. Liu, Y. Qi, Y. Wei, J. Dong, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 29, 044204 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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).
[CrossRef]

B. He, Q. Lou, W. Wang, J. Zhou, Y. Zheng, J. Dong, Y. Wei, and W. Chen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 251115 (2008).
[CrossRef]

B. He, Q. Lou, J. Zhou, J. Dong, Y. Wei, D. Xue, Y. Qi, Z. Su, L. Li, and F. Zhang, Opt. Express 14, 2721 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ma, H.

Ma, Y.

McCrae, J. E.

N. R. Van Zandt, R. J. Bartell, S. Basu, J. E. McCrae, and S. T. Fiorino, Opt. Eng. 51, 104301 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Nelson, B.

S. A. Shakir, B. Culver, B. Nelson, Y. Starcher, G. M. Bates, and J. J. W. Hedrick, Proc. SPIE 7070, 70700N (2008).
[CrossRef]

Onose, T.

Pan, S.

Qi, Y.

H. Liu, Y. Xue, Z. Li, B. He, J. Zhou, Y. Ding, M. Jiao, C. Liu, Y. Qi, Y. Wei, J. Dong, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 29, 044204 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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).
[CrossRef]

B. He, Q. Lou, J. Zhou, J. Dong, Y. Wei, D. Xue, Y. Qi, Z. Su, L. Li, and F. Zhang, Opt. Express 14, 2721 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sanchez, A.

Shakir, S. A.

E. J. Bochove and S. A. Shakir, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 15, 320 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Shakir, B. Culver, B. Nelson, Y. Starcher, G. M. Bates, and J. J. W. Hedrick, Proc. SPIE 7070, 70700N (2008).
[CrossRef]

Starcher, Y.

S. A. Shakir, B. Culver, B. Nelson, Y. Starcher, G. M. Bates, and J. J. W. Hedrick, Proc. SPIE 7070, 70700N (2008).
[CrossRef]

Su, Z.

Tang, Z.

Van Zandt, N. R.

N. R. Van Zandt, R. J. Bartell, S. Basu, J. E. McCrae, and S. T. Fiorino, Opt. Eng. 51, 104301 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Wang, W.

B. He, Q. Lou, W. Wang, J. Zhou, Y. Zheng, J. Dong, Y. Wei, and W. Chen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 251115 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Wei, Y.

H. Liu, Y. Xue, Z. Li, B. He, J. Zhou, Y. Ding, M. Jiao, C. Liu, Y. Qi, Y. Wei, J. Dong, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 29, 044204 (2012).
[CrossRef]

H. Liu, B. He, J. Zhou, J. Dong, Y. Wei, and Q. Lou, Opt. Lett. 37, 3885 (2012).

Z. Li, J. Zhou, B. He, H. Liu, C. Liu, Y. Wei, J. Dong, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 29, 074203 (2012).
[CrossRef]

B. He, Q. Lou, W. Wang, J. Zhou, Y. Zheng, J. Dong, Y. Wei, and W. Chen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 251115 (2008).
[CrossRef]

B. He, Q. Lou, J. Zhou, J. Dong, Y. Wei, D. Xue, Y. Qi, Z. Su, L. Li, and F. Zhang, Opt. Express 14, 2721 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Xue, D.

Xue, Y.

H. Liu, Y. Xue, Z. Li, B. He, J. Zhou, Y. Ding, M. Jiao, C. Liu, Y. Qi, Y. Wei, J. Dong, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 29, 044204 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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).
[CrossRef]

Yao, J.

Yuan, Z.

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).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, F.

Zhang, H.

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).
[CrossRef]

Zheng, Y.

B. He, Q. Lou, W. Wang, J. Zhou, Y. Zheng, J. Dong, Y. Wei, and W. Chen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 251115 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, J.

H. Liu, Y. Xue, Z. Li, B. He, J. Zhou, Y. Ding, M. Jiao, C. Liu, Y. Qi, Y. Wei, J. Dong, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 29, 044204 (2012).
[CrossRef]

H. Liu, B. He, J. Zhou, J. Dong, Y. Wei, and Q. Lou, Opt. Lett. 37, 3885 (2012).

Z. Li, J. Zhou, B. He, H. Liu, C. Liu, Y. Wei, J. Dong, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 29, 074203 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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).
[CrossRef]

B. He, Q. Lou, W. Wang, J. Zhou, Y. Zheng, J. Dong, Y. Wei, and W. Chen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 251115 (2008).
[CrossRef]

B. He, Q. Lou, J. Zhou, J. Dong, Y. Wei, D. Xue, Y. Qi, Z. Su, L. Li, and F. Zhang, Opt. Express 14, 2721 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, P.

Zhu, D.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

B. He, Q. Lou, W. Wang, J. Zhou, Y. Zheng, J. Dong, Y. Wei, and W. Chen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 251115 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chin. Phys. Lett. (3)

H. Liu, Y. Xue, Z. Li, B. He, J. Zhou, Y. Ding, M. Jiao, C. Liu, Y. Qi, Y. Wei, J. Dong, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 29, 044204 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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).
[CrossRef]

Z. Li, J. Zhou, B. He, H. Liu, C. Liu, Y. Wei, J. Dong, and Q. Lou, Chin. Phys. Lett. 29, 074203 (2012).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

E. J. Bochove and S. A. Shakir, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 15, 320 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

N. R. Van Zandt, R. J. Bartell, S. Basu, J. E. McCrae, and S. T. Fiorino, Opt. Eng. 51, 104301 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (6)

Proc. SPIE (1)

S. A. Shakir, B. Culver, B. Nelson, Y. Starcher, G. M. Bates, and J. J. W. Hedrick, Proc. SPIE 7070, 70700N (2008).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic diagram of the injection-locked fiber laser.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

1064 nm output power of the injection-locked fiber laser versus the 976 nm pump power.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Experimental apparatus of the passive CBC of four YDF amplifier chains with an injection-locked fiber laser seed source. The device in the solid box is the contrast experiment with an auxiliary 1064 nm seed laser.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Spectrum of the output laser of injection-locked fiber laser with different CBC total output powers and pump powers. (a) Output power=4W, pump power=28.4mW. (b) Output power=4W, pump power=18mW. (c) Outputpower=20W, pump power=44mW. (d) Output power=20W, pump power=28.4mW.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Far-field interference pattern of four independent beams (the total CBC output power is 20 W): (a) far-field pattern in an open loop, (b) calculated far-field phase-locked pattern, (c) far-field phase-locked pattern of the passive CBC with an auxiliary seed laser, and (d) far-field phase-locked pattern with the seed laser of the injection-locked fiber laser is extinguished.

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