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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Jun. 3, 2013
  • pp: 13656–13667

Temperature and multi-species measurements by supercontinuum absorption spectroscopy for IC engine applications

Thomas Werblinski, Sascha R. Engel, Rainer Engelbrecht, Lars Zigan, and Stefan Will  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 13656-13667 (2013)

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The first supercontinuum (SC) absorption spectroscopy measurements showing the feasibility of quantitative temperature evaluation are presented to the best of the authors’ knowledge. Temperature and multi-species measurements were carried out at a detection rate of ∼2 MHz in a high-temperature flow cell within a temperature range from 450 K to 750 K at 0.22 MPa, representing conditions during the suction and compression stroke in an internal combustion (IC) engine. The broadband SC pulses were temporally dispersed into fast wavelength sweeps, covering the overtone absorption bands 2ν1, 2ν3, ν1 + ν3 of H2O and 3ν3 of CO2 in the near-infrared region from 1330 nm to 1500 nm. The temperature information is inferred from the peak ratio of a temperature sensitive (1362.42 nm) and insensitive (1418.91 nm) absorption feature in the ν1 + ν3 overtone bands of water. The experimental results are in very good agreement with theoretical intensity ratios calculated from absorption spectra based on HiTran data.

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(120.6780) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Temperature
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption

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Original Manuscript: March 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2013
Published: May 30, 2013

Thomas Werblinski, Sascha R. Engel, Rainer Engelbrecht, Lars Zigan, and Stefan Will, "Temperature and multi-species measurements by supercontinuum absorption spectroscopy for IC engine applications," Opt. Express 21, 13656-13667 (2013)

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