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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1776–1778

Laser-induced fluorescence detection of hydroxyl (OH) radical by femtosecond excitation

Hans U. Stauffer, Waruna D. Kulatilaka, James R. Gord, and Sukesh Roy  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 10, pp. 1776-1778 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001776


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Abstract

The development of a laser-induced fluorescence detection scheme for probing combustion-relevant species using a high-repetition-rate ultrafast laser is described. A femtosecond laser system with a 1 kHz repetition rate is used to induce fluorescence, following two-photon excitation (TPE), from hydroxyl (OH) radicals that are present in premixed laminar flames. The experimental TPE and one-photon fluorescence spectra resulting from broadband excitation into the ( 0 , 0 ) band of the OH A 2 + X 2 Π system are compared to simulated spectra. Additionally, the effects of non-transform-limited femtosecond pulses on TPE efficiency is investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(280.1740) Remote sensing and sensors : Combustion diagnostics
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
(300.6410) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, multiphoton
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: February 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2011
Published: May 6, 2011

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Citation
Hans U. Stauffer, Waruna D. Kulatilaka, James R. Gord, and Sukesh Roy, "Laser-induced fluorescence detection of hydroxyl (OH) radical by femtosecond excitation," Opt. Lett. 36, 1776-1778 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-10-1776


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