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New fluid dynamic experimental techniques in chemical laser research
Author(s): Walter R. Warren; Leo E. Schneider
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Paper Abstract

Fluid dynamic and chemical mechanisms are coupled to define a flow configuration tailored to the requirements of proposed short-wavelength chemical lasers operating on NF(b-X) transitions. A novel blowdown combustion facilty approach to the experimental study of advanced chemical laser and other fluid dynamic phenomena is defined and its adaptation to the study of NF laser mechanisms is described in detail. The facility design allows the generation of high gain-length test flows and the variation of combined fluid dynamic and chemical properties over wide ranges of operation in a laboratory environment. Results from initial studies in the facility are described.

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Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 28 pages
Proc. SPIE 1225, High-Power Gas Lasers, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18526
Show Author Affiliations
Walter R. Warren, Pacific Applied Research Corp. (United States)
Leo E. Schneider, Pacific Applied Research Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1225:
High-Power Gas Lasers
Petras V. Avizonis; Charles Freed; Jin J. Kim; Frank K. Tittel, Editor(s)

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