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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2000
  • pp: 3712–3715

Laser-induced fluorescence of formaldehyde hot bands in flames

Robert J. H. Klein-Douwel, Jorge Luque, Jay B. Jeffries, Gregory P. Smith, and David R. Crosley  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 21, pp. 3712-3715 (2000)

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Laser-induced fluorescence and excitation spectra of formaldehyde in the AX 410 band at 370 nm are recorded in the primary flame front of a Bunsen flame. An examination of partition functions shows that this excitation can minimize temperature bias for formaldehyde in situ diagnostic measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(120.1740) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Combustion diagnostics
(280.1740) Remote sensing and sensors : Combustion diagnostics
(280.2470) Remote sensing and sensors : Flames
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced

Original Manuscript: December 10, 1999
Published: July 20, 2000

Robert J. H. Klein-Douwel, Jorge Luque, Jay B. Jeffries, Gregory P. Smith, and David R. Crosley, "Laser-induced fluorescence of formaldehyde hot bands in flames," Appl. Opt. 39, 3712-3715 (2000)

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