A mechanism for the formation of the active medium of a chemical laser in the presence of exploding wires in an oxygen atmosphere

BD Barmashenko, VA Kochelap, EA Shvarchuk, MT Shpak

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The dynamic characteristics of chemical infrared lasers (IR-lasers) are analyzed, in connection with a new pumping mechanism, electrical wire explosion (EWE). The mechanism occurs during high speed spraying of molten metal droplets, and is followed by combustion in an oxygen atmosphere. Experimental results are presented for wire explosion of Li in a Cl2 atmosphere. Criteria are given which demonstrate the amplification of IR radiation due to the combustion of Li droplets in an oxygen atmosphere.
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)980-982
Number of pages3
JournalUkrainskii Fizicheskii Zhurnal
StatePublished - 1985

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