4 April 1997 Combustion-driven CO2-gas dynamic lasers: the story may be continued
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Proceedings Volume 3092, XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.270107
Event: XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High Power Laser Conference, 1996, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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.
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Anatoly S. Boreisho, Anatoly S. Boreisho, Andrew G. Trofimovich, Andrew G. Trofimovich, } "Combustion-driven CO2-gas dynamic lasers: the story may be continued", 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; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.270107
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