, Volume 67, Issue 1, pp 115-123

Optical and microscopy investigations of soot structure alterations by laser-induced incandescence

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at 1064 nm, vaporization/fragmentation of soot primary particles and aggregates occurs. Optical measurements are performed using a second laser pulse to probe the effects of these changes upon the LII signal. With the exception of very low fluences, the structural changes induced in the soot lead to a decreased LII intensity produced by the second laser pulse. These two-pulse experiments also show that these changes do not alter the LII signal on timescales less than 1 μs for fluences below the vaporization threshold.

Received: 20 October 1997/Revised version: 16 February 1998