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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 31, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 1992
  • pp: 7541–7546

Sun-pumped lasers: revisiting an old problem with nonimaging optics

Dave Cooke  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 36, pp. 7541-7546 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.31.007541


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Abstract

The techniques of nonimaging optics have permitted the production of a world-record intensity of sunlight, 72 W/mm2, by using a sapphire concentrator. Such an intensity exceeds the intensity of light at the surface of the Sun itself (63 W/mm2) by 15% and may have useful applications in pumping lasers, which require high intensities of light to function. The author describes the production of high-intensity sunlight and reports its application in generating over 3 W of laser power from a 72.5-cm-diameter telescope mirror at an efficiency exceeding that typically attained in approaches not involving nonimaging optics.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: November 8, 1991
Published: December 20, 1992

Citation
Dave Cooke, "Sun-pumped lasers: revisiting an old problem with nonimaging optics," Appl. Opt. 31, 7541-7546 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-31-36-7541

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