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Numerical calculations of a high power CW CO2 gas-dynamic laser
Author(s): Sharif Al-Hawat; Kheir Al-Mutaib
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Paper Abstract

Numerical solution of gas-dynamic laser equations in a gas mixture CO2:N2:H2O was carried out, using five-temperature-model (one translational and four vibrational temperatures) by a computational program written in FORTRAN. The spatial distributions of population inversion, gain and temperatures of the gas flow, in addition to the laser intensity and power extraction were studied inside the cavity, for certain initial conditions like pressure (p0=20 atm), temperature (T0= 1500 K), ratio of gases in the laser mixture (CO2:N2:H2O ≡ 10:85:5).

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7009, Second International Conference on Advanced Optoelectronics and Lasers, 70090R (5 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.793392
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Sharif Al-Hawat, Atomic Energy Commission (Syria)
Kheir Al-Mutaib, Atomic Energy Commission (Syria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7009:
Second International Conference on Advanced Optoelectronics and Lasers

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