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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 1997
  • pp: 9095–9098

CO2 Laser Heating of Gases for Combustion Kinetics Research: A Heat Transfer Analysis

M. A. Linne and D. G. Vogel  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 34, pp. 9095-9098 (1997)

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This paper describes a model for CO2 laser heating of fuel/air mixtures (contained within a reaction cell), intended for combustion kinetics research. The model identifies a previously unknown source for the hot spots which have hindered this technique. Results indicate that it is theoretically possible to create a uniformly heated field of quiescent gases, but it does not appear to be practical.

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M. A. Linne and D. G. Vogel, "CO2 Laser Heating of Gases for Combustion Kinetics Research: A Heat Transfer Analysis," Appl. Opt. 36, 9095-9098 (1997)

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