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First experimental demonstration of phase locking of optical fiber arrays by RF phase modulation
Author(s): Thomas M. Shay; Vincent Benham
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Paper Abstract

A novel high accuracy all electronic technique for phase locking large arrays of optical fibers is demonstrated. We report the first demonstration of RF phase modulation phase locking for fiber arrays and measure a fringe visibility of 97%. Phase locking was maintained for phase disturbances of 20,000 waves/sec.

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Date Published: 20 October 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5550, Free-Space Laser Communications IV, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.597455
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Thomas M. Shay, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Vincent Benham, IIT Industries (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5550:
Free-Space Laser Communications IV
Jennifer C. Ricklin; David G. Voelz, Editor(s)

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