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Conversion of solar energy to laser beam by fullerene-oxygen-iodine laser
Author(s): I. M. Belousova; O. B. Danilov; V. M. Kiselev; A. A. Mak
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Paper Abstract

The concept of a solar energy conversion into laser radiation on a basis of fullerene-oxygen-iodine laser (FOIL) is considered. A basis of FOIL construction is the photoexcitation of fullerene molecules into their triplet state by the sunlight, interaction of the photoexcited fullerene molecules with molecular oxygen with a singlet oxygen formation and subsequent transmission of the singlet oxygen energy to iodine atoms. Efficiency of the given process makes 30 % approximately. It is shown that for solar energy transformation to the laser radiation the singlet oxygen generator is under construction on the basis of solid-state porous fullerene-containing membranes. Results of working out and research of solid-state generators of singlet oxygen are presented. Constructive design of fullerene-oxygen-iodine laser of the continuous operating mode with the solar pumping for transformation of the sunlight to the laser beam for the decision of power problems are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7822, Laser Optics 2010, 78220N (9 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.890934
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I. M. Belousova, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russian Federation)
St. Petersburg State Univ. of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (Russian Federation)
O. B. Danilov, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russian Federation)
St. Petersburg State Univ. of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (Russian Federation)
V. M. Kiselev, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russian Federation)
St. Petersburg State Univ. of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (Russian Federation)
A. A. Mak, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russian Federation)
St. Petersburg State Univ. of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7822:
Laser Optics 2010
Nikolay N. Rosanov; Vladimir Yu. Venediktov, Editor(s)

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