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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 15 — Jul. 16, 2012
  • pp: 16494–16503

Hierarchical structure of the optical path length of the supersonic turbulent boundary layer

Qiong Gao, Shihe Yi, Zongfu Jiang, Lin He, and Yuxin Zhao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 15, pp. 16494-16503 (2012)

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The optical path length (OPL) of supersonic turbulent boundary layer of Mach number 3.0 is obtained with the nanoparticle-based planar laser scattering technique, and its structure is analyzed within the framework of hierarchical symmetry assumption. Our result offers reasonable evidence for that the OPL obeys this assumption with parameter β depending on q. The scaling exponent ζ(q) of structure function is computed and compared with the theoretical prediction of She-Leveque model. The curve ζ(q) we obtained is convex and smaller than the theoretical value for small q, which is attributed to the large scale structure of the OPL.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(030.7060) Coherence and statistical optics : Turbulence

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: June 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 22, 2012
Published: July 5, 2012

Qiong Gao, Shihe Yi, Zongfu Jiang, Lin He, and Yuxin Zhao, "Hierarchical structure of the optical path length of the supersonic turbulent boundary layer," Opt. Express 20, 16494-16503 (2012)

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