Historical Perspective of COIL Diagnostics
PHYSICAL SCIENCES INC ANDOVER MA
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In this paper, a history is presented of the development of diagnostic techniques for the chemical oxygen iodine laser COIL. Several established optically based techniques have been applied to COIL including visible and near infrared chemiluminescence, resonance absorption and laser induced fluorescence. The history of these developments is traced using the diagnostic methods as the overall theme. In many cases a variant of an established diagnostic was used to probe for some key kinetic rate or mechanism. Indeed, the goal of developing the now well established COIL kinetic rate package was responsible for the introduction of new diagnostic methods.
- Physical Chemistry
- Lasers and Masers