Laser Beam Combination: Principles, Techniques, and Applications

Course Content


  • The significance of laser beam combination in modern technology and industry
  • Brief overview of laser physics and principles underlying beam combination
  • Importance of beam combining for enhancing laser performance and applications

Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Laser Beam Combination

1.1 Overview of Laser Technology

1.2 Laser Beam Properties

1.3 Coherent Beam Combining

Chapter 2: Incoherent Beam Combining Techniques

2.1 Incoherent Beam Combining Basics

2.2 Fiber Bundle and Tapered Fiber Arrays

2.3 Beam Combination with Diffractive Optics

Chapter 3: Spectral Beam Combining (SBC) and Raman Beam Combining

3.1 Principles of Spectral Beam Combining

3.2 Raman Beam Combining

Chapter 4: Coherent Beam Combining: Challenges and Technologies

4.1 Coherent Beam Combining Technologies

4.2 Coherent Beam Combination in Fiber Lasers

4.3 Phase Locking and Phased Arrays

Chapter 5: Challenges and Mitigation Strategies in Laser Beam Combination

5.1 Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS)

5.2 Thermal Mode Instability (TMI)

Chapter 6: Applications of Laser Beam Combination

6.1 Laser Materials Processing and Manufacturing

6.2 Defense and Aerospace Applications

6.3 Biomedical and Medical Applications

Chapter 7: Future Perspectives and Emerging Trends

7.1 Quantum Technologies and Laser Beam Combination

7.2 Advancements in Beam Combining Techniques