Optical Review

, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 445–447

Limits of Coherent Addition of Lasers: Simple Estimate

  • Dmitrii Kouznetsov
  • Jean-François Bisson
  • Akira Shirakawa
  • Ken-ichi Ueda
PHOTONICS AND OPTOELECTRONICS

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 addition laser addition coherent beam combining power scaling 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dmitrii Kouznetsov
    • 1
  • Jean-François Bisson
    • 1
  • Akira Shirakawa
    • 1
  • Ken-ichi Ueda
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Laser ScienceUniversity of Electro CommunicationsChofu, TokyoJapan

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