17 February 2011 Recent electric oxygen-iodine laser experiments and modeling
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Experiments and modeling have led to a continuing evolution of the Electric Oxygen-Iodine Laser (ElectricOIL) system. A new concentric discharge geometry has led to improvements in O2(a) production and efficiency and permits higher pressure operation of the discharge at high flow rate. A new heat exchanger design reduces the O2(a) loss and thereby increases the O2(a) delivered into the gain region for a negligible change in flow temperature. These changes have led to an increase in laser cavity gain from 0.26% cm-1 to 0.30% cm-1. New modeling with BLAZE-V shows that an iodine pre-dissociator can have a dramatic impact upon gain and laser performance. As understanding of the ElectricOIL system continues to improve, the design of the laser systematically evolves.
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David L. Carroll, David L. Carroll, Gabriel F. Benavides, Gabriel F. Benavides, Joseph W. Zimmerman, Joseph W. Zimmerman, Brian S Woodard, Brian S Woodard, Andrew D. Palla, Andrew D. Palla, Michael T. Day, Michael T. Day, Joseph T. Verdeyen, Joseph T. Verdeyen, Wayne C. Solomon, Wayne C. Solomon, } "Recent electric oxygen-iodine laser experiments and modeling", Proc. SPIE 7915, High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications V, 791502 (17 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.879336; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.879336
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