Diode-laser-based absorption spectroscopy diagnostics of a jet-type O2(1Δ) generator for chemical oxygen-iodine lasers

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Abstract

Using diode-laser-based diagnostics, O2 (1Δ) yield and water vapor fraction were measured at the exit of a jet-type singlet oxygen generator (JSOG) for a chemical oxygen-iodine laser (COIL). Chlorine utilization and gas temperature at the generator exit were also measured, simultaneously. For conditions corresponding to the maximum chemical efficiency of the supersonic COIL energized by the JSOG, the O2 (1Δ) yield, water vapor fraction, chlorine utilization, and temperature at the generator exit are 0.65, 0.08 and 0.92, and 30 °C, respectively. Increase of the basic hydrogen peroxide temperature results in an increase of the water vapor fraction caused by an increase of the saturated water vapor pressure in the generator. As the pressure in the generator rises from 18 to 60 torr, the yield decreases from 0.65 to 0.48. Dependence of the yield on the generator pressure is consistent with a rate constant for the O2 (1Δ) energy pooling reaction of 2.7×10-17 cm3·s-1. The same rate constant explains the measured variation of the temperature along the flow in the diagnostic cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-547
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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