Performance projections for functional CO2laser coupled quantum heat engines
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We show that it is possible to improve the efficiency of a laser system by adding a classical heat engine cycle to the laser gas which can remove both thermal and vibrational energy from the gas. Rapid pulsed CO2 laser-gas expansion cycle engine and a continuous CO2 laser-Brayton cycle engine are analysed to determine practicality. Combined laser-mechanical efficiencies can approach 80% for operational systems. 2004 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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Hill, A. E., Rostovtsev, Y. V., & Scully, M. O.
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Hill, Alan E||Rostovtsev, Yuri V||Scully, Marlan O