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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2012
  • pp: 6691–6699

Fiber-coupled ultraviolet planar laser-induced fluorescence for combustion diagnostics

Frank Loccisano, Sachin Joshi, Isaiah S. Franka, Zhiyao Yin, Walter R. Lempert, and Azer P. Yalin  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 27, pp. 6691-6699 (2012)

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Multimode silica step-index optical fibers are examined for use in planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) for combustion diagnostics using ultraviolet (UV) laser sources. The multimode step-index fibers are characterized at UV wavelengths by examining their energy damage thresholds and solarization performance. The beam quality achievable with large clad step-index multimode fibers is also studied. Emphasis is placed on simultaneously achieving high output energy and beam quality (low output M2). The use of multimode fibers to deliver UV pulses at 283 nm for PLIF measurements of OH radicals in a Hencken burner is demonstrated. The fiber delivery capability of UV light will benefit combustion diagnostics in hostile environments, such as augmentor and combustor rigs.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(120.1740) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Combustion diagnostics
(260.7190) Physical optics : Ultraviolet
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser

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Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: April 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 31, 2012
Published: September 20, 2012

Frank Loccisano, Sachin Joshi, Isaiah S. Franka, Zhiyao Yin, Walter R. Lempert, and Azer P. Yalin, "Fiber-coupled ultraviolet planar laser-induced fluorescence for combustion diagnostics," Appl. Opt. 51, 6691-6699 (2012)

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