Investigation of dual-pulse laser plasmas for ignition of fuel-air mixtures
Progress towards more complex combustion applications has demanded more advanced and versatile ignition techniques. One attempt to address some of the concerns associated with well-established techniques such as spark plugs and igniters is laser plasma ignition. Advantages of laser ignition include flexibility of spark location and timing, reduced NOx formation, leaner engine operation, increased combustion efficiency, and greater system longevity at elevated pressures. Additionally, the non-intrusive nature of laser plasmas results in more unperturbed kernel evolution, as mounting hardware is ...
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