9 April 2011 Conversion of solar energy to laser beam by fullerene-oxygen-iodine laser
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Proceedings Volume 7822, Laser Optics 2010; 78220N (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.890934
Event: Laser Optics 2010, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
The concept of a solar energy conversion into laser radiation on a basis of fullerene-oxygen-iodine laser (FOIL) is considered. A basis of FOIL construction is the photoexcitation of fullerene molecules into their triplet state by the sunlight, interaction of the photoexcited fullerene molecules with molecular oxygen with a singlet oxygen formation and subsequent transmission of the singlet oxygen energy to iodine atoms. Efficiency of the given process makes 30 % approximately. It is shown that for solar energy transformation to the laser radiation the singlet oxygen generator is under construction on the basis of solid-state porous fullerene-containing membranes. Results of working out and research of solid-state generators of singlet oxygen are presented. Constructive design of fullerene-oxygen-iodine laser of the continuous operating mode with the solar pumping for transformation of the sunlight to the laser beam for the decision of power problems are presented.
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I. M. Belousova, O. B. Danilov, V. M. Kiselev, A. A. Mak, "Conversion of solar energy to laser beam by fullerene-oxygen-iodine laser", Proc. SPIE 7822, Laser Optics 2010, 78220N (9 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.890934; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.890934

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