Laser-induced incandescence applied to droplet combustion

Randall L. van der Wal, Daniel L. Dietrich

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Laser-induced incandescence (LII) is ideally suited for obtaining high temporally and spatially resolved measurements of soot volume fraction in transient combustion phenomena. We demonstrate qualitative two-dimensional nonintrusive optical measurements of the soot evolution versus time from single fiber-supported burning fuel droplets of heptane and decane. Quantitative measurement of the soot volume fraction is also demonstrated through calibration of the LII signal against a small coflow ethylene diffusion flame.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1103-1107
Number of pages5
JournalApplied optics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Feb 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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