Abstract

A detailed study for measuring the temperature distribution in axisymmetric flames by using a Talbot interferometer with circular gratings is presented. We increased the sensitivity of the interferometer by optimizing the pitch of the grating and the Talbot plane. We compare the experimental results with the values that were measured with a thermocouple to an accuracy of ±0.2% of full scale ±4 digits. Good agreement is seen between the temperatures measured by use of a thermocouple and those measured by use of Talbot interferometry.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

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