The purpose of this feature issue is to share information on laser ignition and related sciences and technologies. This feature offers five papers in the field that cover aspects of laser-induced laser ignition, including novel giant pulse micro-lasers, new phenomena of laser breakdown, advanced combustion systems and applications. These topics were chosen from the first Laser Ignition Conference (LIC) covering the topics of high brightness lasers for ignition and diagnostics, laser ignited engines for power generators and vehicles, and from a joint symposium with the Laser Display Conference covering applications of high brightness lasers.

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  1. LASER IGNITION CONFERENCE < http://lic.opicon.jp/ >
  2. A. Nishiyama, A. Moon, Y. Ikeda, J. Hayashi, and F. Akamatsu, “Ignition characteristics of methane/air premixed mixture by microwave-enhanced laser-induced breakdown plasma,” Opt. Express 21(S6), A1094–A1101 (2013).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  3. N. Kawahara, K. Tsuboi, and E. Tomita, “Laser-induced plasma generation and evolution in a transient spray,” Opt. Express 22(S1), A44–A52 (2014).
  4. A. P. Yalin, “High power fiber delivery for laser ignition applications,” Opt. Express 21(S6), A1102–A1112 (2013).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  5. G. Dearden and T. Shenton, “Laser ignited engines: progress, challenges and prospects,” Opt. Express 21(S6), A1113–A1125 (2013).
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  6. C. Manfletti and G. Kroupa, “Laser ignition of a cryogenic thruster using a miniaturised Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Express 21(S6), A1126–A1139 (2013).
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2014 (1)

2013 (4)

Akamatsu, F.

Dearden, G.

Hayashi, J.

Ikeda, Y.

Kawahara, N.

Kroupa, G.

Manfletti, C.

Moon, A.

Nishiyama, A.

Shenton, T.

Tomita, E.

Tsuboi, K.

Yalin, A. P.

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Speakers and Chairs at the 1st Laser Ignition Conference, Yokohama.