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Effective operation of subsonic COIL with N2 and CO2 buffer gases
Author(s): Andrey V. Mezhenin; Valery N. Azyazov; Nikolay I. Ufimtsev; Ivan O. Antonov
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Paper Abstract

The efficient power operation in a chemical oxygen-iodine laser for subsonic modes has been demonstrated. It is shown that the substitution of the buffer gas N2 by CO2 does not cause any significant variation in the dependence of the output power on the degree of dilution of the active medium. The maximum power was 581 W for the flow rate of molecular chlorine 22 mmole/s that corresponds to a chemical efficiency of ηchem = 29%.

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Proc. SPIE 5958, Lasers and Applications, 595831; doi: 10.1117/12.622836
Show Author Affiliations
Andrey V. Mezhenin, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Valery N. Azyazov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Nikolay I. Ufimtsev
Ivan O. Antonov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5958:
Lasers and Applications
Krzysztof M. Abramski; Antonio Lapucci; Edward F. Plinski, Editor(s)

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