Beam combining strategies for Raman power amplifiers utilizing low birefringence diamond

A. McKay*, D. W. Coutts, D. J. Spence, R. P. Mildren

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Abstract

Next generation of defence systems, industrial material processing and environmental sensing applications will require laser systems of increased efficiency, brightness and extended wavelength range. For current laser technologies, it is challenging to maintain the beam quality of a single laser at elevated power levels. Coherent beam combining offers high quality beams as well as high powers but requires exact sub-wavelength phase control and path length matching to the micron level accuracy (e.g., [1]). In Raman beam combining, the phase control is automatically achieved through the non-linear interaction, leading to a technique with fewer constraints on pump coherence and striking advantages in terms of simplicity and scalability [2,3].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO/Europe-EQEC 2015
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - European Quantum Electronics Conference
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781467374750
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2015 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 21 Jun 201525 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference2015 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2015
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period21/06/1525/06/15

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McKay, A., Coutts, D. W., Spence, D. J., & Mildren, R. P. (2015). Beam combining strategies for Raman power amplifiers utilizing low birefringence diamond. In CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2015: Proceedings of European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - European Quantum Electronics Conference [CA_1_5] OSA - The Optical Society.