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Combustion-driven CO2-gas dynamic lasers: the story may be continued
Author(s): Anatoly S. Boreisho; Andrew G. Trofimovich
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Paper Abstract

The first purpose of combustion-driven carbon-dioxide-gas- dynamic lasers (GDL) was military applications. Just these applications aimed to development of more and more powerful systems led to the appearance of more and more expensive lasers using very dangerous and poison fuels. It is very hard to satisfy simultaneously both military and economic requirements, therefore, this idea could not be realized widely and successfully. In this way the lasers had no chance to be suitable for ordinary users. New approaches at the old idea of combustion-drive carbon-dioxide-GDL allow us to open some ways to realize the lasers for education and research projects. The most inexpensive 10 - 15 kilowatt and 400 megawatt lasers are considered. Experimental results, technical and financial estimates are presented also.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3092, XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270107
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Anatoly S. Boreisho, Baltic State Technical Univ. (Russia)
Andrew G. Trofimovich, Baltic State Technical Univ. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3092:
XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference
Denis R. Hall; Howard J. Baker, Editor(s)

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