Phase locking of linear arrays of CO2 waveguide lasers by the waveguide-confined Talbot effect

A. M. Hornby, H. J. Baker, A. D. Colley, D. R. Hall

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Abstract

Phase locking of CO2 waveguide laser arrays of up to 19 channels has been attained by low-loss coupling in a slab waveguide of Talbot imaging dimensions, within a two-mirror cavity. The technique provides strong channel coupling while maintaining a low laser threshold. A seven channel array phase locked into a single mode by this technique has produced 100 W of output and 10% efficiency, demonstrating the effectiveness of Talbot imaging, when combined with confinement in a slab waveguide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2591-2593
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume63
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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