Semi-analytical and CFD model calculations of subsonic flowing-gas DPALs and their comparison to experimental results Conference Paper uri icon


  • Application of two-and-three dimensional computational fluid dynamics (2D and 3D CFD) models to subsonic flowing-gas DPALs is reported. The 2D model is applied to a 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 alkali atoms due to ionization. The 2D CFD model is applied to 1 kW flowing-gas Cs DPAL [AV Bogachev et al., Quantum Electron. 42, 95 (2012)] and the calculated results are in good agreement with the measurements. Comparison of the 2D CFD to semi-analytical model [BD Barmashenko and S. Rosenwaks, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 1118 (2013)] shows that for low pump power both models predict very close values of the laser power; however, at higher pump power, corresponding to saturation of the …

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  • January 1, 2015