BEAM COMBINING: High-power fiber-laser beams are combined incoherently

Combining laser beams can boost power at the target far above that produced by a single laser.

Feb 1st, 2009
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Combining laser beams can boost power at the target far above that produced by a single laser. Incoherent beam combining achieves propagation efficiencies of greater than 90%, while avoiding the complexities of coherent or spectral beam combining. Phillip Sprangle, Antonio Ting, Joseph Peñano, Richard Fischer, and Bahman Hafizi of the Naval Research Laboratory.
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