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Effective operation of subsonic COIL with N2 and CO2 buffer gases
Author(s): I. O. Antonov; V. N. Azyazov; A. V. Mezhenin; S. Yu. Pichugin; N. I. Ufimtsev
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Paper Abstract

The efficient power operation in a chemical oxygen-iodine laser for subsonic modes has been demonstrated. It is shown that the substitution of the buffer gas N2 by CO2 does not cause any significant variation in the dependence of the output power on the degree ofdilution ofthe active medium. The maximum power was 581 W for the flow rate of molecular chlorine 22 mmole/s that corresponds to a chemical efficiency of &eegr;chem = 29%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6611, Laser Optics 2006: High-Power Gas Lasers, 661108 (12 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.740582
Show Author Affiliations
I. O. Antonov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
V. N. Azyazov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
A. V. Mezhenin, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
S. Yu. Pichugin, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
N. I. Ufimtsev, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6611:
Laser Optics 2006: High-Power Gas Lasers
Oleg B. Danilov, Editor(s)

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