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Diagnostic development for the ElectriCOIL flow system
Author(s): Joseph T. Verdeyen; Darren M. King; David L. Carroll; Wayne C. Solomon
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Paper Abstract

Detailed studies of mechanisms for producing electrically initiated COIL lasers were previously presented. Results of those studies along with more recent experimental results show that electric excitation is a very complex process that must be investigated with advanced diagnostics. Theoretical studies indicate that fractions of O2(1(Delta) ) may be produced in the discharge that will permit lasing of an ElectriCOIL system. Recent kinetic studies indicate a range of useful operating parameters for ElectriCOIL that are analogous to those achieved in the all-chemical device. This can be accomplished at E/N's in the range of 10-16 Volt-cm2. An experimental test bed has been built up to allow detailed diagnostic measurements of the discharge efficiencies and other experimental parameters. Results of early experiments are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4631, Gas and Chemical Lasers and Intense Beam Applications III, (6 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.465777
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph T. Verdeyen, CU Aerospace (United States)
Darren M. King, CU Aerospace (United States)
David L. Carroll, CU Aerospace (United States)
Wayne C. Solomon, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4631:
Gas and Chemical Lasers and Intense Beam Applications III
Steven J. Davis; Michael C. Heaven, Editor(s)

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