Solar-Pumped Lasers Laboratory

Head of Research:   Dr. Dawei Liang

 

Our solar-pumped lasers laboratory was established to largely enhance both the collection efficiency and beam quality of present-day solar-pumped lasers, resulting in the following research highlights:

 

A significant advance in solar laser collection efficiency was achieved by our team in PROMES-CNRS in (2012)

CSP TODAY  http://social.csptoday.com/technology/sfera-flushes-out-groundbreaking-csp-research 

 

Our research "Design of ultrahigh brightness solar-pumped disk laser" was selected by

 

Spotlight on Optics Sept.14, (2012), The Optical Society of America. 

 

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/spotlight/summary.cfm?uri=ao-51-26-6382

  

 

 

Our  research on the first TEM00 solar-pumped laser was reported by Senior Editor Gail Overton in World News:"Novel Lasers: Solar-Pumped Nd:YAG Lasers Getting Brighter" 

 

Laser Focus World, Dec. 9, (2013)

http://www.laserfocusworld.com/articles/print/volume-49/issue-12/world-news/novel-lasers-solar-pumped-nd-yag-lasers-getting-brighter.htm 

 

Our research article "A 40 W cw Nd:YAG solar laser pumped through a heliostat: a parabolic mirror system" was highlighted by Laser Physics in (2013)

Laser Physics,  Highlights of  2013

http://iopscience.iop.org/journal/1555-6611/page/Highlights-of-2013 

 

Our research"Side-pumped continuous-wave Cr:Nd:YAG ceramic solar laser" was selected as a Key Scientific Article contributing to excellence in energy research 

Renewable Energy Global Innovations, Feb. 27, (2014)
 

 

Advances in high efficiency solar-powered laser 

Prezi Presentation Jan. 9, (2014)  by C Byers highlihted our solar laser researches

http://prezi.com/lr95vsblpt4y/advances-in-high-efficiency-solar-powered-lasers/ 

 

The Next Big Future,  09-10-(2014) highlighted our solar laser researches

Towards Megawatt Solar Powered Lasers for Magnesium Production and future space applications

http://nextbigfuture.com/2014/10/solar-powered-lasers-for-magnesium.html

 

Certificate of Excellence In Reviewing 

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells(IF 5.34), (2015)

https://www.reviewerrecognition.elsevier.com/#/profile/a875c541-cc59-4063-88f9-c5fbd479492f

Certificate of Excellence In Reviewing 

Renewable  Energy (IF 4.34), (2016)

https://www.reviewerrecognition.elsevier.com/#/profile/a875c541-cc59-4063-88f9-c5fbd479492f

 

Member of Editorial Board 

International Journal of Modern Physics: Advances in Theory and Applications (2016)

http://www.jyotiacademicpress.org/jyotic/journalview/28/editorial-board 

 

"Most efficient continuous-wave 1064nm solar laser emission within a laboratory"

Key Scientific Article contributing to excellence in energy research

Renewable Energy Global Innovations, Oct. 13, (2016)

https://reginnovations.org/key-scientific-articles/most-efficient-continuous-wave-1064nm-solar-laser-emission-laboratory/

 

NEWS BREAKS:”1064nm solar laser achieves record power output and efficiency” our most efficient 1064nm solar laser was reported by Senior Editor Gail Overton

Laser Focus World,  Dec. pp.7 (2016)

http://digital.laserfocusworld.com/laserfocusworld/201612?sub_id=T2n5brVOAT8f&u1=DA1216&pg=9#pg9

 

Certificate of Recognition for Dedication to Quality Scientific Reviews in 2016-2017.

OSA Publishing, 2018

 

FCT/MCTES Junior Researcher position awarded to Dr. Joana Almeida  2018

Dr. Joana Almeida from our Solar-Pumped Laser Laboratory has been awarded a 6 years Junior Research Contract by FCT/MCTES: 
"First solar-pumped four-pass, four-active mirror Nd/Cr:YAG ceramic laser amplifier" 
This novel solar laser amplifier proposal was classified as the second highest eveluation score among all the junior researcher proposals in Physical Science in 2018.

https://www.df.fct.unl.pt/noticias/2018/10/atribuicao-de-contracto-como-junior-researcher-investigadora-da-fct-uinversidade-nova-de-lisboa

 

Media Report of the solar laser laboratory in CEFITEC, DF-FCT-UNL

SIC Notícias   Oct. 30, 2018 (63100 Views, one of the highest nnumber of views from SIC noícias videos)

https://www.facebook.com/sicnoticias/videos/316129865843740/

REN   https://www.ren.pt/pt-PT/media/comunicados/detalhe/laser_para_captacao_de_energia_do_sol_premio_ren_

e_expresso_dao_a_conhecer_exemplos_de_inovacao_nas_universidades_portuguesas/

EXPRESSO: Prioridade: eficiência energética (10 VÍDEOS QUE NÃO PODE PERDERE se, em vez de usarmos painéis solares, pudéssemos ter um laser no espaço a captar a energia do Sol e a enviá-la para a Terra? É a proposta dos investigadores da FCT Nova.” Nov. 20, 2018

https://expresso.pt/economia/2018-11-20-Prioridade-eficiencia-energetica

 

Featured content of Journal of Photonics for Energy

Joana Almeida, Dawei Liang, Bruno D. Tibúrcio, Dário Garcia, Cláudia R. Vistas, Numerical modeling

of a four-rod pumping scheme for improving TEM00-mode solar laser performance,J. Photon.

Energy 9(1), 018001 (2019)

https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/journals/journal-of-photonics-for-energy

 

TWITTER by African Physics, May 10 2019

Homogenization and penetration effects of 1064 nm Nd:YAG solar laser and concentrated solar radiations on ex vivo chicken breast samples http://j.mp/2Yu0am7  via @AIP_Publishing

https://twitter.com/AfricanPhysics/status/1127257754945687552

 

Featured content of Journal of Photonics for Energy

Bruno Tibúrcio, Dawei Liang, Joana Almeida, Dárico Garcia, Cláudia R. Vistas, “Dual-rod pumping approach for tracking error compensation in solar-pumped lasers” J. Photon. Energy 9(2), 028001 (2019)

https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/journals/journal-of-photonics-for-energy

 

 

Contact:

Prof. Dawei Liang         dl@fct.unl.pt  

https://www.facebook.com/sicnoticias/videos/316129865843740/

http://www.fct.unl.pt/noticias/2016/12/resultados-de-investigacao-com-laser-solar-destacados-pelo-laser-focus-world#.WFgE3hTPN38.facebook

http://www.fct.unl.pt/noticias/2016/10/laser-solar-mais-eficiente-do-mundo-esta-na-fct-nova

http://www.fct.unl.pt/noticias/2015/11/professor-dawei-liang-homenageado-pelo-jornal-solar-energy-materials-and-solar-cells

http://www.fct.unl.pt/noticias/2015/07/professor-dawei-liang-do-departamento-de-fisica-homenageado-pela-optics-and-laser-technology

http://www.fct.unl.pt/noticias/2014/02/publicacao-de-investigadores-do-laboratorio-de-laser-solar-da-fct-unl-destacada-pela-renewable-energ

http://www.fct.unl.pt/noticias/2013/12/editor-de-revista-importante-na-area-dos-lasers-distingue-trabalho-de-investigadores-portugueses

http://www.fct.unl.pt/noticias/2012/09/cefitec-fct-unl-na-vanguarda-do-desenvolvimento-de-laser-bombeado-por-luz-solar