Abstract

The development of initial disturbances is relevant to the understanding of atomization processes in which droplets are generated by the breakup of a liquid jet. We theoretically and experimentally demonstrate that such disturbances can be characterized by rainbow sizing. More specifically, for a liquid jet with a diameter of 600 μm, disturbances in the range from 10 nm to 0.2 μm are accessible.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

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