Brief History of Solar-Pumped Lasers

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In this chapter, a short overview of the main achievements of solar-pumped lasers is provided. The main progresses in solar-pumped lasers to date are based on solid-state active medium. Advances in multimode, TEM00-mode, doughnut-shaped mode and low-order mode solar-pumped solid-state lasers, as well as solar laser beam stability, are described. Previous efforts on solar-pumped gas lasers are also mentioned in this chapter. Potential applications of solar-pumped lasers in space and on Earth are finally discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolar-Pumped Lasers
Subtitle of host publicationWith Examples of Numerical Analysis of Solid-State Lasers
EditorsDawei Liang, Joana Almeida, Cláudia Vistas, Bruno Tibúrcio, Dário Garcia
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-24785-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-24784-2
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameGreen Energy and Technology
ISSN (Print)1865-3529
ISSN (Electronic)1865-3537


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