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Optics Express Focus Issue


Submission Deadline: 1 August 2013
Publish Date: November 2013

Featuring selected papers from the OPIC congress, 1st LASER IGNITION CONFERENCE (LIC’13), held 23-25 April at Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan (OPIC ’13, LIC ‘13), this special issue encompasses the advances in optics for energy; all aspects of laser induced ignition, including novel giant pulse micro-lasers, new phenomena of laser breakdown, advanced combustion systems and their applications.

Selected presentations from the meeting will be eligible for submission to the Focus Issue, to be published in the Energy Express section of Optics Express. By publishing in this issue you will have the advantage of your article appearing alongside the latest work in the field of Laser Ignition. Submissions are selected on a range of topics, including, but not limited to the following:

High brightness lasers for ignition and diagnostics:

  • Micro solid-state photonics: advanced laser crystals, laser ceramics, and micro-domain controlled materials.
  • Giant micro-photonics: mega-watt class giant pulse generation from micro photonics
  • High power and reliable diode lasers: high power VCSELs, DFB and VBG based diodes, etc.
  • High power and reliable fiber or fiber lasers, include pump delivery or giant pulse generation.
  • Diagnostics with high brightness lasers: LIBS, mass spectroscopy, gas sensing, etc.

Laser ignited engines for power generation and vehicle:

  • Laser induced breakdown plasma and combustion process analysis
  • Laser ignition for electrical power generator and gas engine
  • Laser ignition for automobile engine, using gasoline, gas, or any other fuels.
  • Future combustion systems of laser ignition: combination with plasma assisted combustion
The issue will be published in the Energy Express section of The Optical Society’s premier open access journal, Optics Express, featuring rapid publication of new developments in the science and engineering of light and their impact on sustainable energy, the environment, and green technologies. Your manuscript should represent an original, previously unpublished scientific report. Papers will be subject to the normal peer review process. Normal Optics Express open access charges will apply to all published articles. We look forward to receiving your papers in what promises to be an outstanding collection.

Feature Issue Organizers
Takunori Taira
Institute for Molecular Science
Hirohide Furutani
The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Ernst Wintner
University of Technology Vienna
Fumiteru Akamatsu
Osaka University
Kunihiko Washio
Paradigm Laser Research Ltd.
Chunlei Guo
University of Rochester
Robert Lucht
Purdue University

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