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Laser Chemistry
Volume 16 (1996), Issue 4, Pages 265-270

HF-Chemical Laser Based on Hypofluorite (CF3OF or CF2(OF)2)-Containing Mixtures

I. Gverdtsiteli Institute of Stable Isotopes, Tbilisi, Georgia

Received 10 July 1995

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The possibility of using fluoro-organic hypofluorites (CF3OF or CF2(OF)2 as a source of atomic fluorine for hydrogen oxidation in the working mixture of HF-chemical lasers, with pulsed CO2-laser pumping, was proved theoretically and experimentally. The results suggest an increase of the generation energy due to the chain reaction energy developed in the chemical laser working mixture.