23 February 2006 Effects of mixing on post-discharge modeling of ElectricOIL experiments
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In an electric discharge Oxygen-Iodine laser (ElectricOIL), the desired O2(a1Δ) is produced using a low-to-medium pressure electric discharge. The discharge production of atomic oxygen, ozone, and other excited species adds higher levels of complexity to the post-discharge kinetics which are not encountered in a classic purely chemical O2(a1-Δ) generation system. Mixing effects are also present. In this paper we present post-discharge modeling results obtained using a modified version of the Blaze-II gas laser code. A 28 specie, 105 reaction chemical kinetic reaction set for the post-discharge kinetics is presented. Calculations were performed to ascertain the impact of a two stream mixing mechanism on the numerical model and to study gain as a function of reactant mass flow rates. The calculations were compared with experimental data. Agreement with experimental data was improved with the addition of new kinetics and the mixing mechanism.
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Andrew D. Palla, Andrew D. Palla, David L. Carroll, David L. Carroll, Joseph T. Verdeyen, Joseph T. Verdeyen, Wayne C. Solomon, Wayne C. Solomon, } "Effects of mixing on post-discharge modeling of ElectricOIL experiments", Proc. SPIE 6101, Laser Beam Control and Applications, 610125 (23 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673223; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.673223
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