Laser ignition may replace spark plugs


“”t is a big deal, and laser ignition is ‘real’. The reported work is important in this regard, and makes a needed step toward lower cost. Having said that, the cost is still unclear, work needs to be done, and we certainly won’t all have laser plugs in our car in the immediate future,” says laser expert Azer Yalin of Colorado State University, who was not part of the study.