Optical Review

, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 445–447

Limits of Coherent Addition of Lasers: Simple Estimate

Authors

    • Institute for Laser ScienceUniversity of Electro Communications
  • Jean-François Bisson
    • Institute for Laser ScienceUniversity of Electro Communications
  • Akira Shirakawa
    • Institute for Laser ScienceUniversity of Electro Communications
  • Ken-ichi Ueda
    • Institute for Laser ScienceUniversity of Electro Communications
PHOTONICS AND OPTOELECTRONICS

DOI: 10.1007/s10043-005-0445-8

Cite this article as:
Kouznetsov, D., Bisson, J., Shirakawa, A. et al. OPT REV (2005) 12: 445. doi:10.1007/s10043-005-0445-8

Abstract

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.

Key words

coherent beam additionlaser additioncoherent beam combiningpower scaling

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