A nonequilibrium model has been used to simulate successfully experimental data obtained on two different DF-CO2 chemical transfer lasers. The sensitivity of the model to changes in the reaction rate constants, to mixing, and to F atom surface recombination has been investigated. The model was found to provide reasonable agreement with the known experimental facts relating to cw DF-CO2 chain reaction laser flow fields. It was found that considerable simplification of the chemical model is possible at the sacrifice of some analytical precision.
W. Baumann, J. A. Blauer, S. W. Zelazny, and W. C. Solomon, "Kinetic Model and Computer Simulation of Continuous Wave DF-CO2 Chemical Transfer Lasers," Appl. Opt. 13, 2823-2834 (1974)