Tyndall National Institute is one of Europe's leading research centres, specialising in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) hardware. Tyndall has a critical mass of over 360 researchers, engineers, students and support staff placing a particular emphasis on quality, accomplishment and the delivery to Ireland of value from research. Tyndall’s areas of expertise range from micro-nanolectronics, microsystems, and photonics to theory modeling supported by a central fabrication facility.
(Optical Society of America, 2015-06) Antier, M.; Bourderionnet, J.; Larat, C.; Lallier, E.; Scarcella, Carmelo; Lee, Jun Su; O'Brien, Peter A.; Spuesens, T.; Lepage, G.; Verheyen, P.; Absil, P.; Brignon, A.; Seventh Framework Programme
Coherent beam combining (CBC) of fiber lasers provide an attractive mean of reaching high output laser power by scaling up the available energy while keeping fiber intrinsic advantages of compactness, reliability, efficiency, and beam quality. In CBC architectures, the power of a master oscillator (MO) is divided into N fibers that are amplified individually. The phase perturbations between channels can be measured using various techniques [1-3] and are corrected by individual phase modulators placed on each fiber before the amplification. In this Communication, we present a Silicon PIC integrating a 1:16 channels splitting network and thermal phase modulators array with low electrical power consumption and a bandwidth compatible with CBC requirements.