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COIL with supersonic injection of chemically produced atomic iodine
Author(s): Vít Jirásek; Otomar Špalek; Miroslav Čenský; Jarmila Kodymová; Irena Picková; Ivo Jakubec
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Paper Abstract

An advanced Chemical Oxygen-Iodine Laser (COIL) using the chemical generation of atomic iodine was studied. Atomic iodine is produced by the reaction of atomic chlorine with hydrogen iodide (HI) in two separated reactors tightly attached to the supersonic laser cavity. The iodine-contained mixture is injected to the flow of singlet oxygen by means of the supersonic orifices located 5 mm downstream the nozzle throat. The atomic iodine number density in the laser cavity up to 1.2 x 1015 cm-3 and a small-signal gain up to 0.35 %/cm were achieved. An rather high quenching of singlet oxygen by HI caused that the attained laser power was low. The results of small signal gain and the laser power are compared with the previous system including the mixing of reactants upstream the nozzle throat.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6346, XVI International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, 63462J (26 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.739104
Show Author Affiliations
Vít Jirásek, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Otomar Špalek, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Miroslav Čenský, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Jarmila Kodymová, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Irena Picková, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Ivo Jakubec, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6346:
XVI International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers

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