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Subsonic chemical oxygen-iodine laser: comparison of a theoretical model to experiments in the 30-watt range
Author(s): Annie J. Bouvier; S. Churassy; B. Erba; M. Setra; Roger Bacis
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Paper Abstract

The output laser power of a small-scale subsonic Chemical Oxygen-Iodine Laser has been improved from 5 to 34 watts with the same gas pumping system. To obtain a good agreement between the model and the experiments we have introduced the temperature effects on the reaction kinetics. We show also that the addition of a buffer gas such as SF6 achieves a significant cooling of the active medium, which in turn allows a better laser power extraction.

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Date Published: 31 March 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2502, Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers: Tenth International Symposium, (31 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204926
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Annie J. Bouvier, Univ. Lyon I-Claude Bernard (France)
S. Churassy, Univ. Lyon I-Claude Bernard (France)
B. Erba, Univ. Lyon I-Claude Bernard (France)
M. Setra, Univ. Lyon I-Claude Bernard (France)
Roger Bacis, Univ. Lyon I-Claude Bernard (France)

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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