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High-efficiency operation of a 5-cm gain length supersonic chemical oxygen-iodine laser
Author(s): Tilghman L. Rittenhouse; Steven P. Phipps; Charles A. Helms; Keith A. Truesdell
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Paper Abstract

The Air Force Phillips Laboratory has developed a small-scale supersonic Chemical Oxygen- Iodine Laser (COIL) test stand (VertiCOIL) in order to acquire COIL performance data quickly and inexpensively. The VertiCOIL device has demonstrated a chemical efficiency of 26.7%, the highest efficiency ever reported for a supersonic COIL. VertiCOIL uses a continuously-cooled basic hydrogen peroxide flowing loop which allows run times of greater than one hour.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2702, Gas and Chemical Lasers, (29 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.236887
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Tilghman L. Rittenhouse, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Steven P. Phipps, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Charles A. Helms, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Keith A. Truesdell, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2702:
Gas and Chemical Lasers
Robert C. Sze, Editor(s)

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