Coherent Laser Beam Combining

Coherent Laser Beam Combining

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Laser beam combining techniques allow increasing the power of lasers far beyond what it is possible to obtain from a single conventional laser.One step further, coherent beam combining (CBC) also helps to maintain the very unique properties of the laser emission with respect to its spectral and spatial properties. Such lasers are of major interest for many applications, including industrial, environmental, defense, and scientific applications. Recently, significant progress has beenmade in coherent beam combining lasers, with a total output power of 100 kW already achieved. Scaling analysis indicates that further increase of output power with excellent beam quality is feasible by using existing state-of-the-art lasers. Thus, the knowledge of coherent beam combining techniques will become crucial for the design of next-generation highpower lasers. The purpose of this book is to present the more recent concepts of coherent beam combining by world leader teams in the field.Before that limit, phase distortion occurs for much lower powers, due to gain depletion and SPM. The influence of the distortion can be minimized by using identical amplifiers. The measured in-pulse phase fluctuations are in good agreementanbsp;...

Title:Coherent Laser Beam Combining
Author:Arnaud Brignon
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2013-11-13


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