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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1985
  • pp: 439–441

Instantaneous temperature field measurements using planar laser-induced fluorescence

Jerry M. Seitzman, George Kychakoff, and Ronald K. Hanson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 10, Issue 9, pp. 439-441 (1985)

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A single-pulse, laser-induced-fluorescence diagnostic for the measurement of two-dimensional temperature fields in combustion flows is described. The method uses sheet illumination from a tunable laser to excite planar laser-induced fluorescence in a stable tracer molecule, seeded at constant mole fraction into the flow field. The temporal resolution of this technique is determined by the laser pulse length. Experimental results are presented for a rod-stabilized, premixed methane–air flame, using the Q1(22) line of the nitric oxide A2+(v = 0) ← X2Π1/2(v = 0) transition (λ ≃ 225.6 nm).

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 6, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 1985
Published: September 1, 1985

Jerry M. Seitzman, George Kychakoff, and Ronald K. Hanson, "Instantaneous temperature field measurements using planar laser-induced fluorescence," Opt. Lett. 10, 439-441 (1985)

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