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Effects of mixing on post-discharge modeling of ElectricOIL experiments
Author(s): Andrew D. Palla; David L. Carroll; Joseph T. Verdeyen; Wayne C. Solomon
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Paper Abstract

In an electric discharge Oxygen-Iodine laser (ElectricOIL), the desired O2(a1Δ) is produced using a low-to-medium pressure electric discharge. The discharge production of atomic oxygen, ozone, and other excited species adds higher levels of complexity to the post-discharge kinetics which are not encountered in a classic purely chemical O2(a1-Δ) generation system. Mixing effects are also present. In this paper we present post-discharge modeling results obtained using a modified version of the Blaze-II gas laser code. A 28 specie, 105 reaction chemical kinetic reaction set for the post-discharge kinetics is presented. Calculations were performed to ascertain the impact of a two stream mixing mechanism on the numerical model and to study gain as a function of reactant mass flow rates. The calculations were compared with experimental data. Agreement with experimental data was improved with the addition of new kinetics and the mixing mechanism.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6101, Laser Beam Control and Applications, 610125 (23 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673223
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew D. Palla, CU Aerospace (United States)
David L. Carroll, CU Aerospace (United States)
Joseph T. Verdeyen, CU Aerospace (United States)
Wayne C. Solomon, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6101:
Laser Beam Control and Applications
Steven J. Davis; Alexis V. Kudryashov; Adolf Giesen; Detlef Nickel; Michael C. Heaven; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko; J. Thomas Schriempf, Editor(s)

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