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The repetitively pulsed electro-discharge HF laser on chain chemical reaction F2+H2
Author(s): M. A. Azarov; B. S. Alexandrov; A. V. Arsenjev; V. A. Drozdov; E. A. Klimuk; C. A. Kutumov; V. V. Sudarikov; G. A. Troshchinenko; B. Lacour
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Paper Abstract

The experimental study of a repetitively pulsed chemical HF laser operating on a chain reaction F2 +H2, initiated by the barrier electrical discharge with the inter-electrode gap 10 cm, with length of active medium 40 cm along optical axis has been carried out. The barrier electrical discharge with duration about 120 ns has shown a high stability, reliability and homogeneity at specific energy deposits up to 60 J / 1. At the repetition pulses rate 10 Hz with the depleted fluorine-hydrogen mixture (20 % F2, 5 % H2), the mean laser power 500 W (a specific energy for one laser pulse E/V ≈ 11.6 J / 1, technical efficiency of 15.6 %) is achieved. In the single pulse mode of the laser operation with the mixture 30 % F2, 12 % H2 the maximum pulse energy Emax = 100 J, the specific radiation energy E/V = 24 J / 1, the technical efficiency &hookn;tech = 28.4 % are obtained.

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, 63463P (26 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.739400
Show Author Affiliations
M. A. Azarov, Russian Scientific Ctr. (Russia)
B. S. Alexandrov, Russian Scientific Ctr. (Russia)
A. V. Arsenjev, Russian Scientific Ctr. (Russia)
V. A. Drozdov, Russian Scientific Ctr. (Russia)
E. A. Klimuk, Russian Scientific Ctr. (Russia)
C. A. Kutumov, Russian Scientific Ctr. (Russia)
V. V. Sudarikov, Russian Scientific Ctr. (Russia)
G. A. Troshchinenko, Russian Scientific Ctr. (Russia)
B. Lacour, Univ. de Paris-Sud (France)


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

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