Abstract

The design of a concentration system for a solar side-pumped slab laser was investigated. The side size of the s lab laser medium is 2 mm× 20 mm. B ased on the principle of the e dge ray, a secondary concentrating system consisting of a rectangular parabolic mirror (RPM) and a rectangular dielectric-filled compound parabolic concentrator (RDCPC) was demonstrated. The focal length of RPM is 1200 mm and the size is 734 mm × 2000 mm. The outlet size of the RDCPC is 2 mm × 20 mm. The concentration effect was analyzed by using Tracepro optical software. The results showed that the concentration efficiency reached 81.3% and the uniformity of the spot was 91.4% after optimization. This design of concentration system is of great reference value for a solar side-pumped slab laser.

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J. Almeida, D. Liang, and E. GuillotImprovement in solar-pumped Nd:YAG laser beam brightnessOpt. Laser Technol.20124421152119

Y. Suzuki, H. Ito, T. Kato, L. T. A. Phuc, K. Watanabe, H. Terazawa, K. Hasegawa, T. Ichikawa, S. Mizuno, A. Ichiki, S. Takimoto, A. Ikesue, Y. Takeda, and T. MotohiroContinuous oscillation of a compact solar-pumped Cr, Nd-doped YAG ceramic rod laser for more than 6.5 h tracking the sunSol. Energy2019177440447

H. Arashi and Y. KanedaSolar-pumped laser and its second harmonic generationSol. Energy199350447451

M. Weksler and J. ShwartzSolar-pumped solid-state lasersIEEE J. Quantum Electron.19882412221228

D. CookeSun-pumped lasers:revisiting and old problem with nonimaging opticsAppl. Opt.19923175417546

T. Yabe, T. Ohkubo, S. Uchida, K. Yoshida, M. Nakatsuka, T. Funatsu, A. Mabuti, A. Oyama, K. Nakagawa, T. Oishi, K. Daito, B. Behgol, Y. Nakayama, M. Yoshida, S. Motokoshi, Y. Sato, and C. BaasandashHigh-efficiency and economical solar-energy-pumped laser with Fresnel lens and chromium codoped laser mediumAppl. Phys. Lett.200790261120

J. W. He, C. M. Chang, S. H. Yang, A. Ding, and L. W. ZhangSolar pumped Nd:YAG laserChin. J. Laser200936255256

M. Lando, J. Kagan, B. Linyekin, and V. DobrusinA solar-pumped Nd:YAG laser in the high collection efficiency regimeOpt. Commun.2003222371381

D. Liang, J. Almeida, and C. R. VistasScalable pumping approach for extracting the maximum TEM00 solar laser powerAppl. Opt.20145371297137

D. Liang, J. Almeida, C. R. Vistas, M. Oliveira, F. Goncalves, and E. GuillotHigh-efficiency solar-pumped TEM00-mode Nd:YAG laserSol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells2016145397402

S. Mehellou, D. Liang, J. Almeida, R. Bouadjemine, C. R. Vistas, E. Guillot, and F. RehoumaStable solar-pumped TEM00-mode 1064 nm laser emission by a monolithic fused silica twisted light guideSol. Energy201715510591071

D. Liang, C. R. Vistas, J. Almeida, B. D. Tiburcio, and D. GarciaSide-pumped continuous-wave Nd:YAG solar laser with 5.4% slope efficiencySol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells2019192147153

J. Almeida, D. Liang, E. Guillot, and Y. Abdel-HadiA 40 W cw Nd:YAG solar laser pumped through a heliostat: a parabolic mirror systemLaser Phys.201323065801

J. Almeida, D. Liang, C. R. Vistas, and E. GuillotHighly efficient end-side-pumped Nd:YAG solar laser by a heliostatparabolic mirror systemAppl. Opt.20155419701977

D. Liang, J. Almeida, and C. R. Vistas25 W/m2 collection efficiency solar-pumped Nd:YAG laser by a heliostat-parabolic mirror systemAppl. Opt.20165577127717

D. Liang, J. Almeida, C. R. Vistas, and E. GuillotSolar-pumped Nd:YAG laser with 31.5 W/m2 multimode and 7.9 W/m2 TEM00-mode collection efficienciesSol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells2017159435439

D. Fang, X. H. Wang, F. Wang, and S. N. LiuSolar pumped Nd:YAG laserOptik201312433673370

Z. Guan, C. Zhao, J. Li, D. He, and H. Zhang32.1 W/m2 continuous wave solar-pumped laser with a bonding Na:YAG/YAG rod and a Fresnel lensOpt. Laser Technol.2018107158161

C. R. Vistas, D. Liang, J. Almeida, B. D. Tiburcio, and D. GarciaA doughnut-shaped Nd:YAG solar laser beam with 4.5 W/m2 collection efficiencySol. Energy20191824247

R. Bouadjemine, D. Liang, J. Almeida, S. Mehellou, C. R. Vistas, A. Kellou, and E. GuillotStable TEM00-mode Nd:YAG solar laser operation by a twisted fused silica light-guideOpt. Laser Technol.201797111

Z. HuangTheoretical optimization of output power in side pumped Nd3+:YAG solar laserOpt. Laser Technol.2019111592596

W. A. ClarksonThermal effects and their mitigation in end-pumped solid-state lasersJ. Phys. D: Appl. Phys.20013423812395

T. Kane, R. Eckardt, and R. ByerReduced thermal focusing and birefringence in Zig-zag slab geometry crystalline lasersIEEE J. Quantum Electron.19831913511354

H. Pian, L. Yan, Z. Shuguang, C. Xuerong, Z. Jun, F. Shengqin, and S. XiaotaoThe influence of compound parabolic concentrator parameters on the solar laser condensation efficiencyLaser J.201738811

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