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Solar-pumped dimmer gas lasers
Author(s): Idit L. Pe'er; Irina Vishnevetsky; Nir Naftali; Amnon Yogev
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Paper Abstract

Many attempts were made in the past to convert Solar light to Laser light. To date, only two systems were demonstrated successfully: Photo-Dissociation Lasers and Solid State Solar lasers. The absorption spectrum of many dimmer molecules posses a broad structural spectrum overlapping with the solar spectrum and can be good candidates for direct solar pumping. In the gas phase, the emission spectrum of the active medium offers tunability and high beam quality without significant thermal lensing or thermal induced birefringence. Optical characterization and initial pumping experiments of a few selected systems will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3781, Nonimaging Optics: Maximum Efficiency Light Transfer V, (6 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.368262
Show Author Affiliations
Idit L. Pe'er, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Irina Vishnevetsky, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Nir Naftali, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Amnon Yogev, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3781:
Nonimaging Optics: Maximum Efficiency Light Transfer V
Roland Winston, Editor(s)

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