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Advanced laser modeling with BLAZE multiphysics
Author(s): Andrew D. Palla; David L. Carroll; Michael I. Gray; Lui Suzuki
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Paper Abstract

The BLAZE Multiphysics™ software simulation suite was specifically developed to model highly complex multiphysical systems in a computationally efficient and highly scalable manner. These capabilities are of particular use when applied to the complexities associated with high energy laser systems that combine subsonic/transonic/supersonic fluid dynamics, chemically reacting flows, laser electronics, heat transfer, optical physics, and in some cases plasma discharges. In this paper we present detailed cw and pulsed gas laser calculations using the BLAZE model with comparisons to data. Simulations of DPAL, XPAL, ElectricOIL (EOIL), and the optically pumped rare gas laser were found to be in good agreement with experimental data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 January 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10254, XXI International Symposium on High Power Laser Systems and Applications 2016, 102540J (13 January 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2260487
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew D. Palla, CU Aerospace LLC (United States)
David L. Carroll, CU Aerospace LLC (United States)
Michael I. Gray, CU Aerospace LLC (United States)
Lui Suzuki, CU Aerospace LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10254:
XXI International Symposium on High Power Laser Systems and Applications 2016
Dieter Schuoecker; Richard Majer; Julia Brunnbauer, Editor(s)

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