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Efficiency analysis on coherent beam combination of fiber lasers using phase gratings
Author(s): Pu Zhou; Xiaolin Wang; Yanxing Ma; Haotong Ma; Xiaojun Xu; Zejin Liu
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Paper Abstract

Coherent beam combination (CBC) of fiber lasers has the potential to solve the power limitation in single fiber as well as maintaining good beam quality, which have been under intense research recently. Considering the advantage of high diffraction efficiency, compact volume and relatively easy to fabricate, phase grating has been considered as a promising combination component, and has been under intensive research recently. In this manuscript, take sine phase grating as an example, the combination efficiency in the case of phase error, incident angle error and laser intensity fluctuations will be detailed. Conclusions can be obtained from numerical calculating that the effect of incidence angle error and intensity fluctuation can be controlled within the specified range using off-the-shelf techniques. Nevertheless, the question whether the phase error can be controlled to be within 0.32 rad when scaled to high power level remains open due to the limited control bandwidth of existing phase stabilization system. For practical engineering in CBC using phase gratings, phase error control is the key component towards high efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 November 2009
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7509, 2009 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optoelectronic Devices and Integration, 75090V (24 November 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.837777
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Pu Zhou, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Xiaolin Wang, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Yanxing Ma, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Haotong Ma, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Xiaojun Xu, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Zejin Liu, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7509:
2009 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optoelectronic Devices and Integration
Xuping Zhang; Wojtek J. Bock; Xuejun Lu; Hai Ming, Editor(s)

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