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Title: Laser ignition

Abstract

In the apparatus of the invention, a first excitation laser or other excitation light source is used in tandem with an ignitor laser to provide a compact, durable, engine deployable fuel ignition laser system. Reliable fuel ignition is provided over a wide range of fuel conditions by using a single remote excitation light source for one or more small lasers located proximate to one or more fuel combustion zones. In the embodiment of the invention claimed herein, the beam from the excitation light source is split with a portion of it going to the ignitor laser and a second portion of it being combined with either the first portion after a delay before injection into the ignitor laser.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
  2. (San Juan Pueblo, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
874398
Patent Number(s):
6382957
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
laser; ignition; apparatus; excitation; light; source; tandem; ignitor; provide; compact; durable; engine; deployable; fuel; reliable; provided; wide; range; conditions; single; remote; lasers; located; proximate; combustion; zones; embodiment; claimed; beam; split; portion; combined; delay; injection; light source; combustion zone; wide range; excitation light; excitation laser; /431/60/123/372/

Citation Formats

Early, James W., and Lester, Charles S. Laser ignition. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Early, James W., & Lester, Charles S. Laser ignition. United States.
Early, James W., and Lester, Charles S. Tue . "Laser ignition". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874398.
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title = {Laser ignition},
author = {Early, James W. and Lester, Charles S.},
abstractNote = {In the apparatus of the invention, a first excitation laser or other excitation light source is used in tandem with an ignitor laser to provide a compact, durable, engine deployable fuel ignition laser system. Reliable fuel ignition is provided over a wide range of fuel conditions by using a single remote excitation light source for one or more small lasers located proximate to one or more fuel combustion zones. In the embodiment of the invention claimed herein, the beam from the excitation light source is split with a portion of it going to the ignitor laser and a second portion of it being combined with either the first portion after a delay before injection into the ignitor laser.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
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