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RF plasma jet generator of singlet delta oxygen and RF discharge pre-dissociation of iodine for oxygen-iodine laser at lowered temperature
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Paper Abstract

A new RF plasma jet generator (DSOG-5) of singlet oxygen has been developed for use in an oxygen-iodine laser. The plasma jet was produced in Al nozzles, which were fed by the radio-frequency (100 MHz) power of up to 200 W. The usual mode of operation was an energy transfer from Ar plasma jet to a neutral O2 gas stream. The yield of singlet delta oxygen was up to 24%. Iodine molecules were dissociated by 200 MHz RF discharge with the power of 60 W prior to injection into the mixing zone of laser. The pre-dissociation enhancement was up to 22% of iodine spontaneous emission intensity. Both the DSOG-5 and the RF iodine pre-dissociation were tested in laser experiments in a transverse flow Discharge Oxygen-Iodine Laser (DOIL). The effluent of DSOG-5 was cooled by liquid nitrogen to temperatures in the range 120-300 K. There was a temperature dependent loss of singlet delta oxygen on the walls. The singlet delta oxygen yield and the atomic iodine luminescence at the wavelength of 1315 nm were measured. The highest luminescence was achieved at pressures of ~1 Torr with the yield of 10-20%. Laser oscillations have not been achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5777, XV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, (23 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.611028
Show Author Affiliations
Josef Schmiedberger, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Hiroo Fujii, Anan National College of Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5777:
XV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers
Jarmila Kodymova, Editor(s)

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