We have demonstrated multi mega-watt high-brightness pulses generation from a Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG ceramic microchip laser and an efficient laser ignition in the real gasoline engine compared with spark plug. Further possibilities of giant micro-photonics are discussed.
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T. Taira, "High Brightness Microchip Lasers for Engine Ignition," in Frontiers in Optics 2012/Laser Science XXVIII, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper FM3G.1.
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