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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 8 — Apr. 17, 2006
  • pp: 3461–3466

Narrow-band coherent Rayleigh scattering in a flame

Henry T. Bookey, Alexis I. Bishop, and P. F. Barker  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 8, pp. 3461-3466 (2006)

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We report on the application of coherent Rayleigh scattering (CRS) to the measurement of temperature in a flame using narrow bandwidth pump and probe fields. High resolution measurements of the line shape were used to derive flame temperature based on fits to the line shape. An uncertainty in the temperature of 3 % was determined utilizing a CRS model that includes scattering from a multi-component gas for the first time. This model was validated at room temperature for a mixture of atomic and molecular species.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6780) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Temperature
(190.1900) Nonlinear optics : Diagnostic applications of nonlinear optics
(280.2470) Remote sensing and sensors : Flames
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 23, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 6, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 10, 2006
Published: April 17, 2006

Henry T. Bookey, Alexis I. Bishop, and P. F. Barker, "Narrow-band coherent Rayleigh scattering in a flame," Opt. Express 14, 3461-3466 (2006)

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