Accession Number:

ADP012390

Title:

Diagnostic Development for the ElectriCOIL Flow System

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA

Report Date:

2002-01-24

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Detailed studies of mechanisms for producing electrically initiated COIL lasers were previously presented. Results of those studies along with more recent experimental results show that electric excitation is a very complex process that must be investigated with advanced diagnostics. Theoretical studies indicate that fractions of O2sup 1 delta may be produced in the discharge that will permit lasing of an ElectriCOIL system. Recent kinetic studies indicate a range of useful operating parameters for ElectriCOIL that are analogous to those achieved in the all-chemical device. This can be accomplished at ENs in the range of 10exp -16 Volt-sq cm. An experimental test bed has been built up to allow detailed diagnostic measurements of the discharge efficiencies and other experimental parameters. Results of early experiments are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE