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Single shot thermometry using laser induced thermal grating
Author(s): Pubo Qu; Xiaowei Guan; Zhenrong Zhang; Sheng Wang; Guohua Li; Jingfeng Ye; Zhiyun Hu
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With the concern of environmental protection and reducing the fossil fuel consumption, combustion processes need to be more efficient and less contaminable. Therefore, the ability to obtain important thermophysical parameters is crucial to combustion research and combustor design. Traditional surveying techniques were difficult to apply in a confined space, especially the physically intrusions of detectors can alter the combustion processes. Laser-based diagnostic techniques, like CARS, SVRS, PLIF and TDLAS, allow the in situ, non-intrusive, spatially and temporally resolved measurements of combustion parameters in hostile environments. We report here a new non-intrusive optical diagnostic technique, based on laser-induced thermal grating. Thermal gratings generated in NO2/N2 binary mixtures, arise from the nonlinear interaction between the medium and the light radiation from the interference of two pulsed, frequency-doubled Nd:YAG lasers (532 nm). This leads to the formation of a dynamic grating through the resonant absorption and the subsequent collisional relaxation. By the temporally resolved detection of a continuous wave, frequency-doubled Nd:YVO4 probe laser beam (671 nm) diffracted by LITG. The temporal behavior of the signal is a function of the local temperature and other properties of gas, various parameters of the target gas can be extracted by analyzing the signal. The accurate singleshot temperature measurements were carried out at different test conditions using a stainless steel pressurized cell, data averaged on 100 laser shots were compared with simultaneously recorded thermocouple data, and the results were consistent with each other. The LITG signal is shown to grow with increasing the gas pressure and is spatially coherent, which makes the LITG thermometry technique a promising candidate in high pressure environments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2015
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9543, Third International Symposium on Laser Interaction with Matter, 954311 (4 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2181951
Show Author Affiliations
Pubo Qu, Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology (China)
Xiaowei Guan, Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology (China)
Zhenrong Zhang, Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology (China)
Sheng Wang, Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology (China)
Guohua Li, Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology (China)
Jingfeng Ye, Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology (China)
Zhiyun Hu, Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9543:
Third International Symposium on Laser Interaction with Matter
Yury M. Andreev; Zunqi Lin III; Xiaowu Ni; Xisheng Ye, Editor(s)

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