By a novel light guide assembly, the concentrated solar energy was efficiently transmitted and focused into an intense light column, uniform in flux distribution, within a Nd:YAG rod. Both beam quality and stability was improved.
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P. H. Bernardes and D. Liang, "End-Side Pumped Solar Laser by a Fused Silica Light Guide Assembly," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JTuC31.
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