An all-fiber approach for in-phase supermode phase-locked operation of multicore fiber lasers

L. Li, A. Schülzgen, V. L. Temyanko, H. Li, J. V. Moloney, N. Peyghambarian

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Abstract

An all-fiber approach is utilized to phase lock and select the in-phase supermode of compact multicore fiber lasers. Based on the principles of Talbot imaging and waveguide multimode interference, the fundamental supermode is selectively excited within a completely monolithic fiber device. The all-fiber device is constructed by simply fusion splicing passive non-core optical fibers of controlled lengths at both ends of a piece of multicore fiber. Experimental results upon in-house-made 19- and 37-core fibers are demonstrated, which generate output beams with high-brightness far-field intensity distributions. The whole fabricated multicore fiber laser device can in principle be a single fiber chain that is only ∼10 cm in length, aligning-free in operation, and robust against environmental disturbance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFiber Lasers IV
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology, Systems, and Applications
DOIs
StatePublished - May 18 2007
EventFiber Lasers IV: Technology, Systems, and Applications - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 22 2007Jan 25 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6453
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherFiber Lasers IV: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period1/22/071/25/07

Keywords

  • Fiber laser
  • Multicore fiber
  • Multimode interference
  • Phase-locked operation
  • Talbot imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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