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Phillips Laboratory COIL technology overview
Author(s): Keith A. Truesdell; Steven E. Lamberson
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Paper Abstract

The basic technology and performance of the chemically pumped oxygen-iodine laser is reviewed. The performance is discussed in terms of the operation of the chemical oxygen generator, the kinetics of energy transfer from oxygen to iodine, and the extraction of power by the optical resonator. Techniques for generation of excited oxygen and iodine are reviewed. In addition advanced concepts for switching the laser on and off, switching the polarization, and frequency shifting are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 1993
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 1810, 9th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (4 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.144691
Show Author Affiliations
Keith A. Truesdell, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Steven E. Lamberson, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)

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

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