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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1818–1820

Point and planar ultraviolet excitation/detection of hydroxyl-radical laser-induced fluorescence through long optical fibers

Waruna D. Kulatilaka, Paul S. Hsu, James R. Gord, and Sukesh Roy  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 10, pp. 1818-1820 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001818


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Abstract

We demonstrate an all-fiber-coupled, UV, laser-induced-fluorescence (LIF) detection system of the hydroxyl radical (OH) in flames. The nanosecond-pulsed excitation of the ( 1 , 0 ) band of the OH A 2 + X 2 Π system at 283 nm is followed by fluorescence detection from the ( 0 , 0 ) and ( 1 , 1 ) bands around 310 nm . The excitation-laser beam is delivered through a 400 μm core UV-grade optical fiber of up to 10 m in length, and the fluorescence signal collected is transmitted through a 1.5 mm core 3 m long fiber onto the remote detector. Single-laser-shot planar LIF (PLIF) imaging of OH in flames is also demonstrated using fiber-based excitation. The effects of delivering intense UV beams through long optical fibers are investigated, and the system improvements for an all-fiber-coupled OH-PLIF imaging system are discussed. Development of such fiber-based diagnostics and imaging systems constitutes a major step in transitioning laser diagnostic tools from research laboratories to reacting flow facilities of practical interest.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.1740) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Combustion diagnostics
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
(300.6540) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultraviolet

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: March 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 11, 2011
Published: May 9, 2011

Citation
Waruna D. Kulatilaka, Paul S. Hsu, James R. Gord, and Sukesh Roy, "Point and planar ultraviolet excitation/detection of hydroxyl-radical laser-induced fluorescence through long optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 36, 1818-1820 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-10-1818


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