29 March 1996 Current status of COIL research in Germany
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Abstract
Laser performance at power levels up to 5 kW have been demonstrated for run times extending to 1 minute. Parametric studies of chlorine utilization and excited oxygen yield are presented for a wide range of operating conditions. Substantial degradation of the utilization is found as a function of accumulated KCl in the generator. Important water vapor density is inferred from pressure increase in the cavity when power extraction is inhibited. A new small scale disk generator driven by BHP flow only, is presented. Evaluation of processing costs shown industrial potential of COIL.
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Willy L. Bohn, "Current status of COIL research in Germany", Proc. SPIE 2702, Gas and Chemical Lasers, (29 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.236891; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.236891
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