Dissociation of I2 in chemical oxygen-iodine lasers: experiment, modeling and pre-dissociation by electrical discharge Conference Paper uri icon


  • ABSTRACT The dissociation of I2 molecules at the optical axis of a supersonic chemical oxygen-iodine laser (COIL) was studied via detailed measurements and three dimensional computational fluid dynamics calculations. Comparing the measurements and the calculations enabled critical examination of previously proposed dissociation mechanisms and suggestion of a mechanism consistent with the experimental and theoretical results obtained in a supersonic COIL for the gain, temperature and I2 dissociation fraction at the …

publication date

  • June 15, 2007