Ignition with Laser

Hirohide FURUTANI, Eiichi TAKAHASHI
2014 The Review of Laser Engineering  
To develop a new ignition method, we carried out a series of experiments on ignition with excimer and Nd:YAG lasers. When we use an excimer laser, we can produce radicals in the focus point that advance the mixture's ignition reaction. When we use a Nd:YAG laser, the focused giant laser pulse induced breakdowns in the mixture. In both cases, the laser ignited the mixture. In this paper, we show some results of our laser ignition studies from the past 20 years at AIST.
doi:10.2184/lsj.42.5_378 fatcat:rqf4slmofnbxdaanpi2g5o7kbu