Modeling of the gain and temperature in high pressure, ejector type chemical oxygen-iodine lasers and comparison to experiments Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The results of three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics model calculations are compared to available experimental results [VD Nikolaev et al., IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 421 (2002)]. It is shown that the model is applicable to high pressure, ejector type chemical oxygen-iodine laser (COIL), reasonably reproducing the measured gain, temperature, static pressure, and gas velocity. A previous model, which included I 2 (A′ Π 3 2 u), I 2 (A Π 3 1 u), and O 2 (a Δ 1 g, v) as significant intermediates in the dissociation of I 2 [K. Waichman et al., J. Appl. Phys. 102, 013108 (2007)], reproduced the measured gain and temperature of a low pressure supersonic COIL. The previous model is complemented here by adding the effects of turbulence, which play an important role in high pressure COILs.

publication date

  • January 1, 2008