Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Theoretical study of a large-scale chemically pumped pulsed iodine laser amplifier
Author(s): Masamori Endo; Kimio Kodama; Y. Handa; Taro Uchiyama
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

The feasibility of a 100 kJ class chemically pumped iodine laser amplifier is studied by numerical calculations of the Maxwell-Bloch equations. The idea is based on a chemical iodine pulse laser utilizing a porous-pipe, high-pressure singlet oxygen generator. It is shown that at the high singlet oxygen pressure conditions, the energy transfer reaction from singlet oxygen to ground state iodine atom directly deposits energy on the pulse amplified. Therefore, it is possible to operate an amplifier with low iodine concentration, which ensures the slow deactivation of the stored energy sufficient to fill up a cell of 80 cm in diameter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1810, 9th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (4 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.144542
Show Author Affiliations
Masamori Endo, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Kimio Kodama, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Y. Handa, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Taro Uchiyama, Keio Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1810:
9th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers
Costas Fotakis; Costas Kalpouzos; Theodore G. Papazoglou, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top