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Simple model for optical extraction from a flowing oxygen-iodine medium using a Fabry-Perot resonator
Author(s): Drew A. Copeland; Charles Warner; Arthur H. Bauer
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Paper Abstract

A loaded-gain model of a CW flowing oxygen-iodine medium is described, and its principal assumptions and approximations are discussed. The model includes pumping of the upper laser level by O(2)(1 Delta), deactivation losses by water, and stimulated emission. The solution of the model in the absence of flux is obtained, from which a small-signal gain is determined. The model is solved for the output power from a Fabry-Perot resonator as a function of the medium and resonator parameters. It is shown that the maximum available power from the medium is determined by the O(2)(1 Delta) concentration at the nozzle exit plane.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 26 pages
Proc. SPIE 1224, Optical Resonators, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18465
Show Author Affiliations
Drew A. Copeland, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)
Charles Warner, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)
Arthur H. Bauer, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1224:
Optical Resonators
Dale A. Holmes, Editor(s)

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