A Computer Model of a CO2 Oscillator-Amplifier System
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An existing CO2 laser amplifier simulation model developed for use on IBM-compatible personal computers has been improved through the redesign and addition of supplemental procedures from several models. The models and selected procedures which form the basis of the improved model are described. One procedure calculates the pumping rates of CO2 and N2 through calculation of the Boltzmann equation. Another procedure calculates the average vibrational temperatures of C2s vibrational modes. A third procedure replaces the Runge- Kutta integrator used in the original model with a faster, more accurate Adams- Bashforth-Moulton predictor-corrector integrator.
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