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Laser Science
Rochester, New York United States
October 14-18, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-956-5
Optics and Alternative Energy Sources II (LTh3G)

Solar-Powered Laser

Phil Reusswig, Sergey Nechayev, Marc Baldo, and Carmel Rotschild  »View Author Affiliations


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We report a novel solar pumped laser configuration that provides efficient pumping scheme by sunlight. Laser is achieved above threshold of 150 suns. This opens the way for solar energy transfer and nonlinear-optics in photovoltaics.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy

P. Reusswig, S. Nechayev, M. Baldo, and C. Rotschild, "Solar-Powered Laser," in Frontiers in Optics 2012/Laser Science XXVIII, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper LTh3G.2.

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