Spontaneous Raman scattering and laser-induced fluorescence are combined to perform simultaneous point measurements of major species concentrations, temperature, and hydroxyl radical concentration in turbulent nonpremixed flames. The Raman-scattering data for major species concentrations and temperature characterize the instantaneous, local, collisional quenching environment of the OH molecule. Collisional quenching corrections are applied for each laser shot so that absolute hydroxyl concentrations are obtained in turbulent flames using linear laser-induced fluorescence.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 11, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 1988
Published: January 15, 1989
R. S. Barlow, R. W. Dibble, and R. P. Lucht, "Simultaneous measurement of Raman scattering and laser-induced OH fluorescence in nonpremixed turbulent jet flames," Opt. Lett. 14, 263-265 (1989)