Limits of Coherent Addition of Lasers: Simple Estimate
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- Kouznetsov, D., Bisson, J., Shirakawa, A. et al. OPT REV (2005) 12: 445. doi:10.1007/s10043-005-0445-8
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The coherent combining of single mode lasers using coupled cavities is considered. A simple analytical estimate of the number of lasers that can be efficiently combined in such a way is suggested. Such an estimate agrees with simulations and experiments reported recently.