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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 3447–3457

Laser induced spark ignition of coaxial methane/oxygen/nitrogen diffusion flames

Xiaohui Li, Yang Yu, Xin Yu, Chang Liu, Rongwei Fan, and Deying Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 3447-3457 (2014)

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We report the laser induced spark ignition (LSI) of coaxial methane/oxygen/nitrogen diffusion flames using the 1064 nm output of a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. The minimum ignition energy (MIE) and ignition time of the LSI has been determined by measuring the emission signals due to the ignited flames. The effects of the gas mixture properties, including the overall equivalence ratio (Ф), oxygen concentration and flow rate, and the ignition positions on the two parameters have been investigated systematically. The variation of the MIE and ignition time with the experimental conditions has been compared with the existing results and discussed with a special concentration on the effects of the local Ф.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(280.1740) Remote sensing and sensors : Combustion diagnostics
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2014
Published: February 6, 2014

Xiaohui Li, Yang Yu, Xin Yu, Chang Liu, Rongwei Fan, and Deying Chen, "Laser induced spark ignition of coaxial methane/oxygen/nitrogen diffusion flames," Opt. Express 22, 3447-3457 (2014)

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