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FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY of GENERATING THE FIRST SOLAR LASER (50 Years Solar Laser)

2016-12-17
Yasser A. Abdel-Hadi
National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics
(NRIAG), Solar and Space Research Department, Helwan –
Cairo - Egypt

Vol./Issue: 16 , id: 193

Solar laser is one of the novel branches in recent technology. This branch has been developed from the combination of two sciences; solar energy and laser physics. The workers and researchers in the field of laser are celebrating the golden jubilee of the invention of solar laser (or solar generated (or pumped)) laser. It was a great success to use the solar energy to generate the laser beam which usually needs high energy to get generated. The idea of directly converting broad-band solar radiation into coherent and narrow-band laser radiation represented a new success of the geometrical-optics-based solar energy. This way of thinking was a very good solution to obtain the laser beam from the solar energy. A trip of 50 years of solar laser and its applications is summarized in this presentation.