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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1893–1895

Quantitative, three-dimensional diagnostics of multiphase drop fragmentation via digital in-line holography

Jian Gao, Daniel R. Guildenbecher, Phillip L. Reu, Varun Kulkarni, Paul E. Sojka, and Jun Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 11, pp. 1893-1895 (2013)

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Quantitative application of digital in-line holography (DIH) to characterize multiphase fragmentation is demonstrated. DIH is applied to record sequential holograms of the breakup of an ethanol droplet in an aerodynamic flow field. Various stages of the breakup process are recorded, including deformation, bag growth, bag breakup, and rim breakup. A recently proposed hybrid method is applied to extract the three-dimensional (3D) location and size of secondary droplets as well as the 3D morphology of the rim. Particle matching between sequential frames is used to determine the velocity. Coincidence with the results obtained from phase Doppler anemometry measurement demonstrates the accuracy of measurement by DIH and the hybrid method.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

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Original Manuscript: March 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 2, 2013
Published: May 24, 2013

Jian Gao, Daniel R. Guildenbecher, Phillip L. Reu, Varun Kulkarni, Paul E. Sojka, and Jun Chen, "Quantitative, three-dimensional diagnostics of multiphase drop fragmentation via digital in-line holography," Opt. Lett. 38, 1893-1895 (2013)

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