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Current status of COIL research in Germany
Author(s): Willy L. Bohn
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Paper Abstract

Laser performance at power levels up to 5 kW have been demonstrated for run times extending to 1 minute. Parametric studies of chlorine utilization and excited oxygen yield are presented for a wide range of operating conditions. Substantial degradation of the utilization is found as a function of accumulated KCl in the generator. Important water vapor density is inferred from pressure increase in the cavity when power extraction is inhibited. A new small scale disk generator driven by BHP flow only, is presented. Evaluation of processing costs shown industrial potential of COIL.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2702, Gas and Chemical Lasers, (29 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.236891
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Willy L. Bohn, DLR (Germany)


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

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