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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1853–1860

Laser sheet dropsizing based on two-dimensional Raman and Mie scattering

Anna Malarski, Benedikt Schürer, Ingo Schmitz, Lars Zigan, Alexandre Flügel, and Alfred Leipertz  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 10, pp. 1853-1860 (2009)

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The imaging and quantification of droplet sizes in sprays is a challenging task for optical scientists and engineers. Laser sheet dropsizing (LSDS) combines the two-dimensional information of two different optical processes, one that is proportional to the droplet volume and one that depends on the droplet surface, e.g., Mie scattering. Besides Mie scattering, here we use two-dimensional Raman scattering as the volume-dependent measurement technique. Two different calibration strategies are presented and discussed. Two-dimensional droplet size distributions in a spray have been validated in comparison with the results of point-resolved phase Doppler anemometry (PDA) measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4190) Imaging systems : Multiple imaging
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(280.1100) Remote sensing and sensors : Aerosol detection
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(290.5860) Scattering : Scattering, Raman

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Original Manuscript: October 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 2009
Published: March 24, 2009

Anna Malarski, Benedikt Schürer, Ingo Schmitz, Lars Zigan, Alexandre Flügel, and Alfred Leipertz, "Laser sheet dropsizing based on two-dimensional Raman and Mie scattering," Appl. Opt. 48, 1853-1860 (2009)

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