Applied Physics B

, Volume 85, Issue 1, pp 25–30

Sustained simultaneous high-speed imaging of scalar and velocity fields using a single laser

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DOI: 10.1007/s00340-006-2368-x

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Fajardo, C., Smith, J. & Sick, V. Appl. Phys. B (2006) 85: 25. doi:10.1007/s00340-006-2368-x


A high-speed technique that combines planar laser induced fluorescence (PLIF) detection of biacetyl and particle image velocimetry (PIV) for simultaneous imaging of scalar and velocity fields is demonstrated at a frame rate of 12 kHz for up to 32500 consecutive frames. A single diode-pumped, frequency-tripled Nd-YAG laser was used for excitation. Wavelength-separated recording was achieved for Mie scattering from silicone oil droplets with a CMOS camera and for the red-shifted fluorescence from biacetyl with an image-intensified CMOS camera. Interference between PIV and PLIF tracers was found to be negligible. Cross-talk between PIV and PLIF signals was low and a strategy to completely eliminate it was devised and is discussed. The signal-to-noise ratio is about 9 for single-shot scalar images. Example image sequences were recorded in an atmospheric pressure air jet at Re=2000.

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Authors and Affiliations

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