Birefringent in-phase supermode operation of a multicore microstructured fiber laser

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

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Abstract

We report the first observation of birefringent in-phase supermode operation of a phase-locked multicore fiber laser. The in-phase mode operation of our 12-core rectangular-array microstructured fiber laser was confirmed by the near-field distribution, the far-field diffraction pattern, and the optical spectrum. The birefringence of the in-phase mode in propagation constant Δγ was measured as ∼ 4 × 10-6 1/μm. The break of the polarization degeneracy indicates the possibility of single polarization operation of phase-locked multicore fiber lasers and amplifiers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10340-10345
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume15
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 6 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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