Abstract

Recently we introduced a novel procedure that estimates Doppler angle and flow velocity simultaneously by combining Doppler-shift and Doppler-bandwidth measurements with a conventional single-beam optical Doppler tomography device. Here we validate this method experimentally with two Intralipid flow setups that correspond to fixed Doppler angle and fixed flow speed. One set of data has a fixed flow speed of 53.6 mm/s with a Doppler angle that changes from 56° to 90°; the other has a fixed Doppler angle of 80° with flow speed that changes from 18.5 to 141.9 mm/s. As obtained with the method introduced here, the Doppler-angle estimation accuracies of the two sets are 97.6% and 98.2%, respectively, and the estimation accuracies of flow speeds of the two sets are 94.3% and 90.4%, respectively.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

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