Recent experimental measurements of the electricoil system

D. L. Carroll, D. M. King, J. T. Verdeyen, B. Woodard, J. Zimmerman, L. Skorski, W. C. Solomon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Theoretical and experimental studies haveindicated that fractions of O2(1Δ) can be produced in anelectrical discharge that may permit lasing of an electricdischarge oxygen-iodine laser (ElectriCOIL) system,possibly in conjunction with the injection of predissociatediodine. Results of those studies along withmore recent experimental results show that electricexcitation is a complex process that must beinvestigated with advanced diagnostics along withmodeling to better understand this highly complexsystem. In this paper, recent detailed experimentalmeasurements of the RF discharge region in theElectriCOIL system are presented, including E/N andtemperature measurements. Diagnostics play a criticalrole in developing an understanding of the ElectriCOILsystem; and, as such, a great deal of care has been takento implement high quality diagnostics for evaluating theflow properties emerging from the discharge region.Spectroscopic temperature measurements are takenfrom the O2(1Σ) emission data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication34th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781624100963
StatePublished - 2003
Event34th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference 2003 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2003Jun 26 2003

Publication series

Name34th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference


Conference34th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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