Applied Physics B

, Volume 79, Issue 2, pp 139–143

Single-shot imaging of OH radicals and simultaneous OH radical/acetone imaging with a tunable Nd : YAG laser

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DOI: 10.1007/s00340-004-1545-z

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Sick, V. & Wermuth, N. Appl Phys B (2004) 79: 139. doi:10.1007/s00340-004-1545-z


Single shot imaging capability for OH radical distributions in various atmospheric pressure methane flames upon excitation with a tunable frequency-quadrupled Nd : YAG laser is demonstrated. The laser wavelength can be tuned with an intra-cavity etalon to produce laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) signals from OH via absorption in the OH A–X (2,0) P1(10) line. Simultaneous single-shot imaging of the burnt and unburnt zones in laminar nonpremixed, premixed and turbulent flames is presented. The unburnt areas are visualized with LIF of acetone that is seeded to the methane fuel. Acetone levels are set to match signal intensities to that of the OH signals to allow imaging on a single intensified CCD camera.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA