Single-mode resonator incorporating an internal multimode optical fiber and a phase-conjugate reflector

Barry Luther-Davies, Ariel Liebman, Arthur Maddever

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Abstract

Phase-conjugate mirrors (PCM’s) can be used to correct for phase distortion introduced by optical elements included within laser resonators, enabling diffraction-limited output beams to be produced. A severe example of a phase-distorting medium that could be included within a resonator is a multimode optical fiber. We describe the operation of a resonator that contains such a fiber and uses a PCM to restrict the output from the fiber to the lowest-order transverse mode. The system thereby enables the output from a laser to be transported to a remote location through the multimode fiber without loss of mode quality. The PCM was a high-gain passive PCM made from a barium titanate crystal pumped by a 60-mW single-mode argon-ion laser.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1216-1220
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Volume7
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Single-mode resonator incorporating an internal multimode optical fiber and a phase-conjugate reflector. / Luther-Davies, Barry; Liebman, Ariel; Maddever, Arthur.

In: Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, Vol. 7, No. 7, 1990, p. 1216-1220.

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