Thermographic laser Doppler velocimetry using the phase-shifted luminescence of BAM:Eu2+ phosphor particles for thermometry

Ojo, Anthony O. and Fond, Benoit and Abram, Christopher and Van Wachem, Berend G. M. and Heyes, Andrew L. and Beyrau, Frank (2017) Thermographic laser Doppler velocimetry using the phase-shifted luminescence of BAM:Eu2+ phosphor particles for thermometry. Optics Express, 25 (10). pp. 11833-11843. ISSN 1094-4087

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    Abstract

    Simultaneous point measurements of gas velocity and temperature were recently demonstrated using thermographic phosphors as tracer particles. There, continuous wave (CW) excitation was used and the spectral shift of the luminescence was detected with a two-colour intensity ratio method to determine the gas temperature. The conventional laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV) technique was employed for velocimetry. In this paper, an alternative approach to the gas temperature measurements is presented, which is instead based on the temperature-dependence of the luminescence lifetime. The phase-shift between the luminescence signal and time-modulated excitation light is evaluated for single BaMgAl10O17:Eu2+ phosphor particles as they cross the probe volume. Luminescence lifetimes evaluated in the time domain and frequency domain indicate that in these experiments, interferences from in-phase signals such as stray excitation laser light are negligible. The dependence of the phase-shift on flow temperature is characterised. In the temperature sensitive range above 700 K, precise gas temperature measurements can be obtained (8.6 K at 840 K) with this approach.