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Hybrid femtosecond/picosecond coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering for high-speed gas-phase thermometry
Optics Letters
  • Joseph D. Miller, Iowa State University
  • Mikhail N. Slipchenko, Purdue University
  • Terrence R. Meyer, Iowa State University
  • Hans U. Stauffer, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • James R. Goird, Air Force Research Laboratory
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We demonstrate hybrid femtosecond/picosecond (fs/ps) coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering for high-speed thermometry in unsteady high-temperature flames, including successful comparisons with a time- and frequencyresolved theoretical model. After excitation of the N2 vibrational manifold with 100 fs broadband pump and Stokes beams, the Raman coherence is probed using a frequency-narrowed 2:5 ps probe beam that is time delayed to suppress the nonresonant background by 2 orders of magnitude. Experimental spectra were obtained at 500 Hz in steady and pulsed H2–air flames and exhibit a temperature precision of 2.2% and an accuracy of 3.3% up to 2400 K. Strategies for real-time gas-phase thermometry in high-temperature flames are also discussed, along with implications for kilohertz-rate measurements in practical combustion systems.

This article is from Optics Letters 35 (2010): 2430, doi: 10.1364/OL.35.002430. Posted with permission.

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Joseph D. Miller, Mikhail N. Slipchenko, Terrence R. Meyer, Hans U. Stauffer, et al.. "Hybrid femtosecond/picosecond coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering for high-speed gas-phase thermometry" Optics Letters Vol. 35 Iss. 14 (2010) p. 2430 - 2432
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