Stable TEM00-mode Nd:YAG solar laser operation by a twisted fused silica light-guide

R. Bouadjemine, D. Liang, J. Almeida, S. Mehellou, C. R. Vistas, A. Kellou, E. Guillot

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Abstract

To improve the output beam stability of a TEM00-mode solar-pumped laser, a twisted fused silica light-guide was used to achieve uniform pumping along a 3 mm diameter and 50 mm length Nd:YAG rod. The concentrated solar power at the focal spot of a primary parabolic mirror with 1.18 m2 effective collection area was efficiently coupled to the entrance aperture of a 2D-CPC/2V-shaped pump cavity, within which the thin laser rod was pumped. Optimum solar laser design parameters were found through ZEMAX

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalOptics And Laser Technology
Volume97
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

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Keywords

  • Fused silica
  • Homogenizer
  • Light guide
  • Solar-pumped laser
  • TEM-mode

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