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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 1996
  • pp: 6544–6547

Temperature measurement by degenerate four-wave mixing with strong absorption of the excitation beams

G. C. Herring, William L. Roberts, Michael S. Brown, and Peter A. DeBarber  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 33, pp. 6544-6547 (1996)

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We have made simultaneous temperature measurements by degenerate four-wave mixing (DFWM) And absorption spectroscopy of OH in a CH4–air, lifted-diffusion flame. After we corrected the DFWM data for laser beam absorption of as much as 60%, the DFWM-based temperatures were in good agreement with temperatures derived strictly from the absorption data, as well as a one-dimensional reacting flow simulation.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 5, 1995
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 1996
Published: November 20, 1996

G. C. Herring, William L. Roberts, Michael S. Brown, and Peter A. DeBarber, "Temperature measurement by degenerate four-wave mixing with strong absorption of the excitation beams," Appl. Opt. 35, 6544-6547 (1996)

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