A method for active phase locking of laser sources in a multichannel laser system based on the Gerchberg-Saxton algorithm is considered. A global optimization-based strategy for retrieving phase information is proposed. The system is simulated numerically for a different number of phased channels.
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Original Russian Text © S.D. Pol’skikh, P.A. Semenov, 2014, published in Optika Atmosfery i Okeana.
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Pol’skikh, S.D., Semenov, P.A. Adaptive optical system based on the Gerchberg-Saxton algorithm for phase locking of single-mode laser radiators. Atmos Ocean Opt 27, 355–359 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1024856014040149
- adaptive optics
- multichannel laser systems
- Gerchberg-Saxton algorithm
- global optimization