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Diagnostics in gases by transient laser-induced electrostrictive gratings
Author(s): Bernd Hemmerling; Walter Hubschmid; Dmitrij N. Kozlov; Anna Stampanoni
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Paper Abstract

We applied time resolved light diffraction from electrostrictive gratings to measure non-intrusively gas compositions and temperatures. The infrared radiation of a pulsed Nd:YAG laser generates a spatially periodic density grating that oscillates in time and the beam of a continuous- wave laser or a train of pulses provided by an external cavity is used to read it out. The oscillation period of the grating diffraction efficiency depends on the sound velocity in the medium. If the gas composition is known the measurement of the sound velocity allows to deduce the temperature. We evaluated this novel technique in an open tube furnace for temperatures in air up to about 1400 K. On the other hand, if the temperature is known, concentrations in isothermal binary mixtures can be determined by the laser-induced grating technique. Measurements were performed in methane/nitrogen and hydrogen/nitrogen mixtures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3732, ICONO '98: Laser Spectroscopy and Optical Diagnostics: Novel Trends and Applications in Laser Chemistry, Biophysics, and Biomedicine, (5 February 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.340005
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Bernd Hemmerling, Paul-Scherrer Institut (Switzerland)
Walter Hubschmid, Paul-Scherrer Institut (Switzerland)
Dmitrij N. Kozlov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Anna Stampanoni, Paul-Scherrer Institut (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3732:
ICONO '98: Laser Spectroscopy and Optical Diagnostics: Novel Trends and Applications in Laser Chemistry, Biophysics, and Biomedicine
Andrey Yuri Chikishev; Victor N. Zadkov; Alexei M. Zheltikov, Editor(s)

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