Intracavity coherent addition of 16 laser distributions

V. Eckhouse, A. A. Ishaaya, L. Shimshi, N. Davidson, A. A. Friesem

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Abstract

The efficient intracavity coherent addition of 16 separate laser Gaussian mode distributions is presented. The coherent addition is achieved in a multichannel pulsed Nd:YAG laser resonator by use of four intracavity interferometric beam combiners. The results reveal 88% combining efficiency with a combined output beam of nearly pure Gaussian distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-352
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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