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Dual-hologram shearing interferometry with regulated sensitivity
Author(s): Gregory R. Toker; Daniel Levin
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Paper Abstract

A novel optical diagnostic technique, namely, a dual hologram shearing interferometry with regulated sensitivity, is proposed for visualization and measuring the density gradients of compressible flows in wind tunnels. It has advantages over conventional shearing interferometry in both accuracy and sensitivity. The method is especially useful for strong turbulent or unsteady regions of the flows including shock flows. The interferometer proved to be insensitive to mechanical vibrations and allowed to record holograms during the noisy wind tunnel run. The proposed approach was demonstrated by its application to a supersonic flow over spherically blunted and sharp nose cone/cylinder models. It is believed that the technique will become an effective tool for receiving optical data in many flow facilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3479, Laser Interferometry IX: Applications, (6 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316453
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory R. Toker, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
Daniel Levin, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3479:
Laser Interferometry IX: Applications
Ryszard J. Pryputniewicz; Gordon M. Brown; Werner P. O. Jueptner, Editor(s)

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