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Temperature sensitivity of the two-photon photodissociation fluorescence spectrum of water vapor in a hydrogen-air burner
Author(s): Peter A. DeBarber; Cecil F. Hess; Robert W. Pitz; Warren A. Cole
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Paper Abstract

High temperature water vapor detection in hypersonic exhaust has been the subject of ongoing research in a collaboration between MetroLaser and Vanderbilt University's Department of Mechanical Engineering. In this paper we examine some of the temperature sensitivity issues surrounding water vapor diagnostics based on two-photon fluorescence measurements. We present work which shows a large temperature sensitivity for the two-photon excited fluorescence features for H2O in a hydrogen and air flat flame burner. The spectra are modeled for various temperatures, results are experimentally verified, and recommendations are made.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 December 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2005, Optical Diagnostics in Fluid and Thermal Flow, (2 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163704
Show Author Affiliations
Peter A. DeBarber, MetroLaser (United States)
Cecil F. Hess, MetroLaser (United States)
Robert W. Pitz, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Warren A. Cole, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2005:
Optical Diagnostics in Fluid and Thermal Flow
Soyoung Stephen Cha; James D. Trolinger, Editor(s)

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