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Chemical oxygen-iodine laser: achievements, problems, and future perspectives
Author(s): Willy L. Bohn
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Paper Abstract

An overview of the COIL history and corresponding technical milestones is given and major scientific contributions of laboratories all over the world are discussed, briefly. This paper reviews basic COIL technology for the subsonic and supersonic system including in particular new generator concepts. It highlights important achievements and analyzes the remaining problems which are primarily related to still open fundamental questions in the area of liquid and gas phase kinetics. It also attempts an outlook of the forthcoming technology. Finally, the COIL potential for future applications is addressed with special emphasis on the unique high power, high brightness performance capabilities of this laser.

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Date Published: 4 May 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1810, 9th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (4 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.144690
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Willy L. Bohn, DLR Institut fuer Technische Physik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1810:
9th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers

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