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Laser preheat enhanced ignition

United States Patent

March 2, 1999
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A method for enhancing fuel ignition performance by preheating the fuel with laser light at a wavelength that is absorbable by the fuel prior to ignition with a second laser is provided.
Early; James W. (Los Alamos, NM)
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
08/ 656,110
May 31, 1996
This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.