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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1323–1325

Subframe burst gating for Raman spectroscopy in combustion

Jun Kojima, David Fischer, and Quang-Viet Nguyen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 9, pp. 1323-1325 (2010)

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We describe an architecture for spontaneous Raman scattering utilizing a frame-transfer CCD sensor operating in a subframe burst-gating mode to realize time-resolved combustion diagnostics. The technique permits all-electronic optical gating with microsecond shutter speeds ( < 5 μ s ) without compromising optical throughput or image fidelity. When used in conjunction with a pair of orthogonally polarized excitation lasers, the technique measures single-shot vibrational Raman scattering that is minimally contaminated by problematic optical background noise.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(280.1740) Remote sensing and sensors : Combustion diagnostics
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

Original Manuscript: January 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 16, 2010
Published: April 22, 2010

Jun Kojima, David Fischer, and Quang-Viet Nguyen, "Subframe burst gating for Raman spectroscopy in combustion," Opt. Lett. 35, 1323-1325 (2010)

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