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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2070–2072

Critical angle refractometry and sizing of bubble clouds

Fabrice Onofri, Mariusz Krysiek, and Janusz Mroczka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 14, pp. 2070-2072 (2007)

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The principle of the critical angle refractometry and sizing technique is extended to characterize the size distribution and the mean refractive index of clouds of bubbles. For a log-normal bubble-size distribution, simulations show that the mean size, the relative width of the size distribution, and the mean refractive index of the bubbles have a particular and easily identified influence on the critical scattering patterns. Preliminary experimental results on air bubble/water flows clearly demonstrate the potential and robustness of this new technique for bubbly flow characterization.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(280.2490) Remote sensing and sensors : Flow diagnostics
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: March 30, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 2007
Published: July 13, 2007

Fabrice Onofri, Mariusz Krysiek, and Janusz Mroczka, "Critical angle refractometry and sizing of bubble clouds," Opt. Lett. 32, 2070-2072 (2007)

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