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Measurement of sinusoidal flow oscillations in a glass capillary tube using phase-resolved DOCT
Author(s): Catherine Blake; James Edmunds; Leigh Shelford; Julian Moger; Stephen J. Matcher
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Paper Abstract

We report on the use of phase-resolved DOCT to measure oscillatory flow in a rigid glass capillary. Experimental measurements are obtained in which a sinusoidal pressure gradient generates a sinusoidal varying flow of a scattering liquid (Intralipid-20%) in a 660 micron i.d. glass tube. Dynamic flow profiles are measured and compared with the analytical theory due to Womersley. Reasonable agreement is found for one half of the flow profile (-ve velocities) but the agreement is less good for the +ve velocities. Possible reasons for the discrepancy are discussed. The study indicates the usefulness of DOCT for studying fluid flow dynamics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6847, Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine XII, 68472O (18 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.763436
Show Author Affiliations
Catherine Blake, Univ. of Exeter (United Kingdom)
James Edmunds, Univ. of Exeter (United Kingdom)
Leigh Shelford, Univ. of Exeter (United Kingdom)
Julian Moger, Univ. of Exeter (United Kingdom)
Stephen J. Matcher, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6847:
Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine XII
Joseph A. Izatt; James G. Fujimoto; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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