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Nd:YAG Holographic Interferometer For Aerodynamic Research
Author(s): James E. Craig; George Lee; William D. Bachalo
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Paper Abstract

A holographic interferometer system has been installed in the NASA Ames 2- by 2-Foot Transonic Wind Tunnel. The system incorporates a modern 10 pps, Nd:YAG pulsed laser which provides reliable operation and is easy to align. The spatial filtering requirements of the unstable resonator beam are described, as well as the integration of the system into the existing schlieren system. A two-plate holographic interferometer is used to reconstruct flow field data. For static wind tunnel models, the single exposure holograms are recorded in the usual manner; however, for dynamic models such as oscillating airfoils, synchronous laser hologram recording is used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1983
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0353, Industrial and Commercial Applications of Holography, (7 July 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.933956
Show Author Affiliations
James E. Craig, Spectron Development Laboratories, Inc. (United States)
George Lee, NASA/Ames Research Center (United States)
William D. Bachalo, Complere, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0353:
Industrial and Commercial Applications of Holography
Milton Chang, Editor(s)

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