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Oxygen-iodine lasers for industrial applications
Author(s): Hartwig von Buelow; Wolfgang O. Schall
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Paper Abstract

A study was made which examines the potentials of subsonic and supersonic oxygen-iodine lasers for industrial applications. Comparisons with CO2 and Nd:YAG lasers are given. After a short introduction into the theory and design of the Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser (COIL), a model is presented which enables calculation of laser kinetics and gasdynamics. This model is subsequently used to perform an analysis of COIL systems and to calculate costs of investment and operation. In addition, potential advantages in material processing are surveyed. As a result it is found that operating costs are significantly higher than for the classical processing layers if they are compared on the basis of equal power. But, advantages in the production process may overcompensate these higher costs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2502, Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers: Tenth International Symposium, (31 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204921
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Hartwig von Buelow, DLR (Germany)
Wolfgang O. Schall, DLR (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2502:
Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers: Tenth International Symposium
Willy L. Bohn; Helmut Huegel, Editor(s)

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