Applied Physics B

, Volume 113, Issue 1, pp 93–97 | Cite as

Simultaneous high-speed planar imaging of mixture fraction and velocity using a burst-mode laser

  • Joseph D. Miller
  • James B. Michael
  • Mikhail N. Slipchenko
  • Sukesh Roy
  • Terrence R. Meyer
  • James R. Gord
Rapid Communication

Abstract

Simultaneous high-speed quantitative imaging of mixture fraction and velocity is demonstrated using the fourth- and second-harmonic outputs, respectively, of a burst-mode Nd:YAG laser. A tenfold increase in the record length and 16-fold increase in per-pulse energy are achieved compared with previous measurements of mixture fraction using burst-mode and continuously pulsed diode-pumped solid-state lasers, respectively. The high output energy is used for quantitative, high-speed mixture-fraction imaging with acetone planar laser-induced fluorescence, which also enables simultaneous particle-based velocimetry without interference from particle scattering. A semiquantitative model is used to determine the limitations on fourth-harmonic output energy due to the effects of transient absorption and thermal phase mismatch over a range of repetition rates. Data are presented for mixing within a turbulent jet (Reynolds number of 15,000) and are validated by comparisons with known turbulent mixing laws and previously published data.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph D. Miller
    • 1
    • 2
  • James B. Michael
    • 3
  • Mikhail N. Slipchenko
    • 1
  • Sukesh Roy
    • 1
  • Terrence R. Meyer
    • 3
  • James R. Gord
    • 2
  1. 1.Spectral EnergiesLLCDaytonUSA
  2. 2.Air Force Research LaboratoryAerospace Systems DirectorateWright-Patterson AFBUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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