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Title: Laser ignition

Abstract

In the apparatus of the invention, a first excitation laser or other excitation light source capable of producing alternating beams of light having different wavelengths is used in tandem with one or more ignitor lasers 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 the single remote excitation light source for pumping one or more small lasers located proximate to one or more fuel combustion zones with alternating wavelengths of light.

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:
874552
Patent Number(s):
6413077
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; capable; producing; alternating; beams; wavelengths; tandem; ignitor; lasers; provide; compact; durable; engine; deployable; fuel; reliable; provided; wide; range; conditions; single; remote; pumping; located; proximate; combustion; zones; light source; combustion zone; wide range; excitation light; excitation laser; source capable; /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/874552.
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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 capable of producing alternating beams of light having different wavelengths is used in tandem with one or more ignitor lasers 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 the single remote excitation light source for pumping one or more small lasers located proximate to one or more fuel combustion zones with alternating wavelengths of light.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
}

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