Computational fluid dynamics modeling of subsonic flowing-gas diode-pumped alkali lasers: comparison with semi-analytical model calculations and with experime... Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Comprehensive analysis of kinetic and fluid dynamic processes in flowing-gas diode- pumped alkali lasers (DPALs) using two-and three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (2D and 3D CFD) models is reported. The 2D model is applied to a Cs DPAL with optical resonator-flow field coaxial configuration and the 3D model is applied to an optical axis transverse to the flow configuration. The models take into account effects of temperature rise and losses of Cs atoms due to ionization. The 2D CFD model is applied to 1 kW …

publication date

  • November 1, 2014

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