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Determination of Probe Volume Dimensions in Coherent Measurement TechniquesWhen investigating combustion phenomena with pump-probe techniques, the spatial resolution is given by the overlapping region of the laser beams and thus defines the probe volume size. The size of this probe volume becomes important when the length scales of interest are on the same order or smaller. In this work, we present a new approach to measure the probe volume in three dimensions (3-D), which can be used to determine the probe volume length, diameter, and shape. The optical arrangement and data evaluation are demonstrated for a dual-pump dual-broadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) setup which is used for combustion diagnostics. This new approach offers a simple, quick alternative with more capabilities than formerly used probe volume measurement methods.
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Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Tedder, Sarah A.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Weikl, Markus C.
(Lehrstuhl fuer Technische Thermodynamik Weichselgarten, Germany)
Seeger, Thomas
(Lehrstuhl fuer Technische Thermodynamik Weichselgarten, Germany)
Leipertz, Alfred
(Lehrstuhl fuer Technische Thermodynamik Weichselgarten, Germany)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2008
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Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 292487.08.07.13
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Public Use Permitted.
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