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High-power chemical oxygen-iodine laser
Author(s): B. Barnault; Roger Barraud; L. Forestier; Eric Georges; Yolande Louvet; Alain Mouthon; M. Ory; Daniel R. Pigache
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Paper Abstract

A high power kilowatt class Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser (COIL) has been developed at ONERA. In order to obtain a good quality I2-o2 mixing and reliable vapor iodine flow rate, a new iodine heater system has been studied and successfully tested. Optical diagnostics are used to measure iodine vapor, residual chlorine, water vapor concentrations and singlet oxygen flow rate. The set-up has now been completed and the new chemical oxygen generator is being tested. Preliminary tests have been performed with a reduced bubble column producing a laser output of 100 W for 50 s.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1397, 8th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.26011
Show Author Affiliations
B. Barnault, ONERA (France)
Roger Barraud, ONERA (France)
L. Forestier, ONERA (France)
Eric Georges, ONERA (France)
Yolande Louvet, ONERA (France)
Alain Mouthon, ONERA (France)
M. Ory, ONERA (France)
Daniel R. Pigache, ONERA (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1397:
8th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers

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