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Technical assessment of a 100W CW fiber laser amplifier for Fourier telescopy imaging
Author(s): Xiaojiang J. Pan; Dane W. Hult
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Paper Abstract

Fourier Telescopy Imaging technique requires coherent laser beams generate high contrast interference fringes at remote object of interest. We have built a narrow spectral linewidth 100W CW fiber laser amplifier and measured its output beam coherent phase with respect to seeding laser's phase. We have demonstrated that the fiber laser amplifier that we built conserved the coherent phase of its seeding source. Clear interference fringes were obtained by an interferometer between the 100W fiber laser amplifier output and its seeding laser, without any active phase control element. Our assessment shows that fiber laser amplifiers meet Fourier Telescopy imaging requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6712, Unconventional Imaging III, 671205 (26 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.747256
Show Author Affiliations
Xiaojiang J. Pan, Trex Enterprises Corp. (United States)
Dane W. Hult, Trex Enterprises Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6712:
Unconventional Imaging III
Jean J. Dolne; Victor L. Gamiz; Paul S. Idell, Editor(s)

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