Laser cleaning of the output window in a laser ignition system for gas turbines

Jonathan Griffiths, Jonathan Lawrence

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Abstract

Laser ignition (LI) of both liquid fuels and gaseous combustible mixtures in gas turbines offers the potential for reduced emissions and increased reliability. During the combustion process, carbon and other by-products accumulate on the walls of the combustion chamber. For laser based ignition systems, this could potentially reduce the transmissive properties of the output window required for transmission of the laser radiation into the combustion chamber. Presented in this paper is an empirical study into the laser cleaning of an output window for the removal of accumulated carbon prior to laser ignition, with the mechanism of removal discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication31st International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO® 2012) Congress Proceedings
PublisherLaser Institute of America
Pages903-907
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780912035963
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event31st International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics - Anaheim, United States
Duration: 23 Sep 201227 Sep 2012
Conference number: 31st

Conference

Conference31st International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics
Abbreviated titleICALEO 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim
Period23/09/1227/09/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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