Laser Ignition Conference (LIC)

27 April 2015 – 30 April 2015 OSA Virtual Event

In order to achieve higher fuel efficiencies, and lower fuel emissions while maintaining engine specific power densities, many practical combustion systems have resorted to advanced combustion regimes wherein ignition is severely impeded. Laser ignition has proved instrumental in unlocking the true potential of such combustion modes. This is the third conference that attempts to collate the latest developments in laser and laser technologies for the feasibility of laser ignition in practical combustion systems. In parallel, the latest developments in non-laser ignition systems will also be presented. Also, studies that enhance our understanding of the ignition process will also be presented. Included in this conference are guest lectures from leading authorities on laser ignition technologies.

OSA's Optics & Photonics News included an article about this meeting, read here
  1. Latest developments in laser & laser technologies (hardware).
  2. Advanced ignition systems for stationary natural gas engines – lean-burn, high EGR, etc.
  3. Advanced ignition systems for vehicular applications – GDI, high EGR, etc.
  4. Laser ignition in Aerospace applications – low-density combustion, Hypersonics, etc.
  5. Laser diagnostics associated with laser induced breakdown – LIBS, etc.
  6. Alternative ignition systems
David Foster, University of Wisconsin-MadisonUnited States, The Thermodynamics of Maximizing IC Engine Efficiency, and the Role of Laser Ignition Can Play in Achieving It,, Plenary

Cherian Idicheria, General Motors CorporationUnited States, Ignition Systems Challenges for Next Generation Internal Combustion Engines, Plenary

Sean O'Byrne, University of New South WalesAustraliaLaser Ignition in Hypersonic Combustion Flows, Plenary

Suk ho Chung, Center for Information Storage DeviceSouth KoreaLaser-induced Multi-point Ignition for Enabling high-performance Engines, Invited

Doug Dale, University of AlbertaCanadaThe Very First Engine Tests Using Laser Ignition, Invited

Hyungrok Do, Seoul National UniversityUnited StatesLaser Induced Breakdown for Ignition and Measurements in Compressible Turbulent Reacting Flows, Invited

Takuma Endo, Hiroshima UniversityJapanPhysical Processes in Laser-induced Gaseous Breakdown , Invited

Hirohide Furutani, AIST TokyoJapanLaser Ignition for Gas Engine, Invited

Jun Hayashi, Osaka UniversityJapanPotential of Laser Ignited Engines , Invited

Kodo Kawase, Nagoya UniversityJapanEffluent Gas Filter Nondestructiveness Measurement by Using Thz Wave , Invited

Wookyung Kim, United Technologies Research CenterUnited States, Plasma Assisted Combustor Dynamics Control, Invited

Wolfgang Meier, DLR - German Aerospace CentreGermanyAnalysis of Laser Ignition of Kerosene Spray by Optical Diagnostics, Invited

Tomoyuki Miyamoto, JapanVCSEL Technologies for High Power and High Efficiency , Invited

Yuji Oki, Kyushu UniversityJapanOn-site Micro Painting of Optical Laser Cavities for Microchip Laser Driving, Invited

Takeshi Saito, Meisei UniversityJapanAnalysis of Laser Ignited Gas Engine , Invited

Jasbinder Sanghera, US Naval Research LaboratoryUnited StatesHigh Damage Threshold Anti-reflection Surfaces Based on "Motheye" Nano-stracture , Invited

Alexander Schenk, BorgWarner Ludwigsburg GmbHGermanyResults from Gasoline and CNG Engine Tests with the Corona Ignition System EcoFlash, Invited

Mikhail Shneider, Princeton UniversityUnited StatesPlasma Induced by Double Laser Pulse in Air, Invited

Eiichi Takahashi, Natl Inst of Adv Industrial Sci & TechJapanLaser Ignition Study in AIST, Invited

Program Committee

Taira Takunori, Institute for Molecular Science, Japan, Chair
Sreenath Gupta, Argonne National Laboratory, USA, Program Chair
Terry Alger, Southwest Research Institute, USA
Rakesh Bhandari, Shimadzu Corp., Japan
Bipin Bihari, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Munidhar Biruduganti, Argonne National Laboratory, USA,
Steve Ciatti, Argonne National Laboratory, USA,
Takuma Endo, Hiroshima Univ., Japan
Hirohide Furutani, AIST, Japan
Leonid B Glebov, University of Central Florida, CREOL, USA
Nobuyuki Kawahara, Okayama Univ., Japan
Seong-Young Lee, Michigan Technological University, USA
Epaminondas Mastorakos, Univ. of Cambridge, UK
Peter Moulton, Q-Peak, USA
Dietmar Kracht, Laser Zentrum Hannover, Germany
Nicolaie Pavel, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Romania
Yuji Oki, Kyushu Univ., Japan
Takeshi Saito, Meisei Univ., Japan
Irina T. Sorokina, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Norway
Eiichi Takahashi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Masaki Tsunekane, Institute for Molecular Science, Japan
Ernst Wintner, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Azer Yalin, Colorado State University, USA
Zhang Zhgang, Univ. of Beijing & Peking Univ., China

Steering Committee

Fumiteru Akamatsu, Osaka University, Japan
Matthew Bresler, Chrysler, USA
Robert Cardno, DENSO-NA, USA
Mike Czekala, Ford, USA
Jun Hayashi, Osaka University, Japan
Cherian Idicheria, General Motors R&D, USA
Yuji Ikeda, Imagineering, Inc., Japan
Tatsuo Inoue, Genesis Research Institute Inc., Japan
Hideki Ishizuki, Institute for Molecular Science, Japan
Takashi Ito, Baikowskijapan Co., Japan
Kenji Kanehara, Nippon Soken, Japan
Edward Lyford-Pike, Cummins, USA
Anthony Marks, General Motors, USA
Noriaki Nakatsuka, Osaka University, Japan
Yoichi Sato, Institute for Molecular Science, Japan
Akihiro Sone, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan
Akimitsu  Sugiura, DENSO Co., Japan
Tsuyoshi Suzudo, Ricoh Co., Japan
Kunihiko Washio, Paradigm Laser Research Ltd., Japan
Takagimi Yanagitani, Konoshima Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan

Session A: Latest Developments in Laser and Laser Technologies
Takunori TairaInstitute for Molecular Science, Japan
Leonid GlebovUniversity of Central Florida, CREOLUSA

Session B: Advanced Ignition Systems for Stationary Natural Gas Engines
Munidhar BirudugantiArgonne National LaboratoryUSA
Sebastian Lorenz, Univ. Bayreuth, Germany

Session C: Advanced Ignition Systems for Vehicular Engines
Steve CiattiArgonne National LaboratoryUSA
Seong-Young Lee, Michigan Technological Univ., USA

Session D: Laser Ignition in Aerospace Applications
Azer YalinColorado State University, USA
Subith Vasu Sumathi, CREOL, USA

Session E: Laser Diagnostics Associated with Laser Induced Breakdown
Bipin BihariArgonne National LaboratoryUSA
Ernst WintnerTechnische Universität WienAustria

Session F:  Alternative Ignition Systems
Sreenath Gupta, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Geoff Dearden, Univ. of Liverpool, UK

Poster Session
Seong-Young LeeMichigan Technological University, USA

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