Laser Ignition Conference

Laser Ignition Conference

20 - 23 June 2017
Novotel Bucharest City Centre Hotel, Bucharest, Romania

Laser Ignition Conference is an international forum for discussion on various aspects of laser-induced ignition, including novel giant-pulse micro-lasers, measurements and characterisation of plasma induced by laser ignition, new phenomena of laser breakdown or advanced combustion systems, packing of laser systems for harsh combustion environments and their applications. The purpose of this meeting is to share information on laser ignition and related sciences and technologies.

The 5th Conference aims to presents the latest developments in lasers and laser technologies for the feasibility of laser ignition in practical combustion systems. The latest developments in non-laser ignition systems and studies that enhance our understanding of the ignition process will also be presented. 

Sponsorship for the meeting is from the European Union, the Micro Solid-State Photonics Group of the Laser Society of Japan and in cooperation with The Optical Society and several academic societies and associations.

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Nicolaie Pavel

Natl Inst Lasers Plasma & Radiation Phys

Erik Beckert

Fraunhofer IOF
Program Chair

Takunori Taira

Institute for Molecular Science
Program Chair

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Radu Chiriac, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania, Pollutant Emissions Reduction of Internal Combustion Engines by using Alternative Fuels and Enhanced Ignition Systems, Plenary

Gabi Daniel Stancu, Ecole Centrale Paris, France, Nonequilibrium Plasma-Assisted Combustion: Advanced Spectroscopic Methods for Fundamental Studies , Plenary

Ernst Wintner, Technische Universit├Ąt Wien, Austria, The Evolution of Laser Ignition over Four Decades, Plenary

Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, Laser Ignition of Hydrogen Enriched Compressed Natural Gas (HCNG) Fueled Supercharged Engine, Invited

Rakesh Bhandari, Shimadzu Corporation, Japan, New Trends in Development of Compact and Stable UV Microchip Lasers , Invited

Takuma Endo, Hiroshima University, Japan, Laser and Spark-Plug Ignitions in High-Speed Flows, Invited

Roman Grzeszik, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany, Impact of Turbulent In-Cylinder Air Motion and Local Mixture Formation on Inflammation in Lean Engine Operation: Is Multiple Point Ignition a Solution?, Invited

Mircea Guina, Tampereen Teknillinen Yliopisto, Finland, Power Scaling and Wavelengths Coverage of VECSEL, Invited

Sreenath Gupta, Argonne National Laboratory, United States, Performance of Laser and Spark Ignition Systems in a Reciprocating Natural Gas Engine, Invited

Jun Hayashi, Osaka University, Japan, Requirement Time and Space for Laser Ignition under Fuel Lean Premixed Mixture, Invited

Roland Kaess, Airbus Safran Launchers GmbH, Germany, Application of an Analytical Laser Ignition Model to Liquid Rocket Engines, Invited

Gerhard Kroupa, Carinthian Tech Research AG, Austria, Laser Ignition for Space Applications using a Rugged and Highly Miniaturized Nd:YAG Laser System, Invited

Chiara Manfletti, European Space Agency (ESA), France, Future Space Transportation, Propulsion Systems and Laser Ignition, Invited

Sebastian Soller, Airbus Safran Launchers GmbH, Germany, Laser Ignition Application to Cryogenic Propellant Rocket Thrust Chambers, Invited

Takunori Taira, Institute for Molecular Science, Japan, Giant Micro-Photonics toward Innovative Ignition, Invited

Laurent Zimmer, CNRS - CentraleSupelec, France, Application of Laser Induced Ignition Interferometry and Plasma Spectroscopy (LI3PS) to Spray Ignition, Invited

Ur Calin, Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear P, Romania, New Research Perspectives at Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics (pre-tour presentation speaker)

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Laboratory Tour
Thursday 22 June, 15:45-18:30
Visit at Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) (, a project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

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