Thermographic laser Doppler velocimetry

Ojo, Anthony O. and Fond, Benoit and Van Wachem, Berend G. M. and Heyes, Andrew L. and Beyrau, Frank (2015) Thermographic laser Doppler velocimetry. Optics Letters, 40 (20). pp. 4759-4762. ISSN 0146-9592 (

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We propose a point-measurement technique for simultaneous gas temperature and velocity measurement based on thermographic phosphor particles dispersed in the fluid. The flow velocity is determined from the frequency of light scattered by BaMgAl10O17:Eu2+ phosphor particles traversing the fringes like in conventional LDV. Flow temperatures are derived using a two-colour ratio method applied to the phosphorescence from the same particles. This combined diagnostic technique is demonstrated with a temperature precision of 4-10% in a heated air jet during steady operation for flow temperatures up to 624 K. The technique provides correlated vector-scalar data at high spatial and temporal resolution.