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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 27 — Dec. 19, 2011
  • pp: 26295–26307

Coupled simulation of chemical lasers based on intracavity partially coherent light model and 3D CFD model

Kenan Wu, Ying Huai, Shuqin Jia, and Yuqi Jin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 27, pp. 26295-26307 (2011)

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Coupled simulation based on intracavity partially coherent light model and 3D CFD model is firstly achieved in this paper. The dynamic equation of partially coherent intracavity field is derived based on partially coherent light theory. A numerical scheme for the coupled simulation as well as a method for computing the intracavity partially coherent field is given. The presented model explains the formation of the sugar scooping phenomenon, and enables studies on the dependence of the spatial mode spectrum on physical parameters of laser cavity and gain medium. Computational results show that as the flow rate of iodine increases, higher order mode components dominate in the partially coherent field. Results obtained by the proposed model are in good agreement with experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.1550) Lasers and laser optics : Chemical lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 2011
Published: December 9, 2011

Kenan Wu, Ying Huai, Shuqin Jia, and Yuqi Jin, "Coupled simulation of chemical lasers based on intracavity partially coherent light model and 3D CFD model," Opt. Express 19, 26295-26307 (2011)

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