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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: H1–H9

Size measurement of bubbles in a cavitation tunnel by digital in-line holography

Denis Lebrun, Daniel Allano, Loïc Méès, Françoise Walle, Frédéric Corbin, Romuald Boucheron, and Didier Fréchou  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 34, pp. H1-H9 (2011)

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Digital in-line holography (DIH) with a divergent beam is used to measure size and concentration of cavitation bubbles ( 6 100 μm ) in hydrodynamic facilities. A sampling probe is directly inserted in the cavitation tunnel, and the holograms of the bubbles are recorded through a transparent test section specially designed for DIH measurements. The recording beam coming from a fiber-coupled laser diode illuminates the sample volume, and holograms are recorded by a CMOS camera. From each hologram, the sampling volume can be reconstructed slice by slice by applying a wavelet-based reconstruction method. Because of the geometry of the recording beam, a magnification ratio must be introduced for recovering the 3D location and size of each bubble. The method used for processing holograms recorded in such a configuration is presented. Then, statistical results obtained from 5000 holograms recorded under different pressures in the cavitation tunnel are compared and discussed.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(110.2960) Imaging systems : Image analysis
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

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Original Manuscript: June 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2011
Published: September 21, 2011

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Denis Lebrun, Daniel Allano, Loïc Méès, Françoise Walle, Frédéric Corbin, Romuald Boucheron, and Didier Fréchou, "Size measurement of bubbles in a cavitation tunnel by digital in-line holography," Appl. Opt. 50, H1-H9 (2011)

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