Abstract

A novel approach to reduce the multiple light scattering contribution in planar laser images of atomizing sprays is reported. This new technique, named Structured Laser Illumination Planar Imaging (SLIPI), has been demonstrated in the dense region of a hollow-cone water spray generated in ambient air at 50 bars injection pressure. The idea is based on using an incident laser sheet which is spatially modulated along the vertical direction. By properly shifting the spatial phase of the modulation and using post-processing of the successive recorded images, the blurring effects from multiple light scattering can be mitigated. Since hollow-cone sprays have a known inner structure in the central region, the efficiency of the method could be evaluated. We demonstrate, for the case of averaged images, that an unwanted contribution of 44% of the detected light intensity can be removed. The suppression of this diffuse light enables an increase from 55% to 80% in image contrast. Such an improvement allows a more accurate description of the near-field region and of the spray interior. The possibility of extracting instantaneous flow motion is also shown, here, for a dilute flow of water droplets. These results indicate promising applications of the technique to denser two-phase flows such as air-blast atomizer and diesel sprays.

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2007 (1)

2005 (2)

2003 (2)

R. Domann and Y. Hardalupas, "Quantitative measurement of planar droplet Sauter mean diameter in sprays using planar droplet sizing," Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 20, 209-218 (2003).
[CrossRef]

H. Koh, J. Jeon, D. Kim, Y. Yoon, and J-Y Koo, "Analysis of signal attenuation for quantification of planar imaging technique," Meas. Sci. Technol. 14, 1829-39 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

S. E. D. Webb, Y. Gu, S. Lévêque-Fort, J. Siegel, M. J. Cole, K. Dowling, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, M. A. A. Neil, R. Juskaitis, L. O. D. Sucharov, T. Wilson, and M. J. Lever, "A wide-field time-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with optical sectioning," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 1898-1907 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Serpenguzel, S. Kucuksenel, and R. K. Chang, "Microdroplet identification and size measurement in sprays with lasing images," Opt. Express 10, 1118-1132 (2002).

2001 (1)

2000 (1)

1999 (1)

P. LeGal, N. Farrugia, and D. A. Greenhalgh, "Laser sheet dropsizing of dense sprays," Opt. Laser Technol. 31, 75-83 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

1993 (1)

H.-G. Maas, A. Grün, and D. Papantoniou, "Particle Tracking in three dimensional turbulent flows - Part I: Photogrammetric determination of particle coordinates," Exp. Fluids. 15, 133-146 (1993).

1987 (1)

H. M. Hertz and M. Aldén, "Calibration of imaging laser-induced fluorescence measurements in highly absorbing flames," Appl. Phys. B 42, 97-102 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Abu-Gharbieh, R.

Adrian, R. J.

R. J. Adrian, "Twenty years of particle image Velocimetry," Exp. Fluids 39, 159-69 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Aldén, M.

H. M. Hertz and M. Aldén, "Calibration of imaging laser-induced fluorescence measurements in highly absorbing flames," Appl. Phys. B 42, 97-102 (1987).
[CrossRef]

E. Kristensson, E. Berrocal, M. Richter, S-G. Pettersson, and M. Aldén, "High-speed structured planar laser illumination for contrast improvement of two phase flow images," Accepted for publication in Opt. Lett.

Berrocal, E.

E. Berrocal, I. Meglinski, and M. Jermy, "New model for light propagation in highly inhomogeneous polydisperse turbid media with applications in spray diagnostics," Opt. Express 13, 9181-9195 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. Kristensson, E. Berrocal, M. Richter, S-G. Pettersson, and M. Aldén, "High-speed structured planar laser illumination for contrast improvement of two phase flow images," Accepted for publication in Opt. Lett.

Breuninger, T.

Chang, R. K.

Cole, M. J.

S. E. D. Webb, Y. Gu, S. Lévêque-Fort, J. Siegel, M. J. Cole, K. Dowling, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, M. A. A. Neil, R. Juskaitis, L. O. D. Sucharov, T. Wilson, and M. J. Lever, "A wide-field time-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with optical sectioning," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 1898-1907 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Domann, R.

R. Domann and Y. Hardalupas, "Quantitative measurement of planar droplet Sauter mean diameter in sprays using planar droplet sizing," Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 20, 209-218 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Dowling, K.

S. E. D. Webb, Y. Gu, S. Lévêque-Fort, J. Siegel, M. J. Cole, K. Dowling, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, M. A. A. Neil, R. Juskaitis, L. O. D. Sucharov, T. Wilson, and M. J. Lever, "A wide-field time-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with optical sectioning," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 1898-1907 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Farrugia, N.

P. LeGal, N. Farrugia, and D. A. Greenhalgh, "Laser sheet dropsizing of dense sprays," Opt. Laser Technol. 31, 75-83 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Forsth, M.

French, P. M. W.

S. E. D. Webb, Y. Gu, S. Lévêque-Fort, J. Siegel, M. J. Cole, K. Dowling, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, M. A. A. Neil, R. Juskaitis, L. O. D. Sucharov, T. Wilson, and M. J. Lever, "A wide-field time-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with optical sectioning," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 1898-1907 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Greenhalgh, D. A.

P. LeGal, N. Farrugia, and D. A. Greenhalgh, "Laser sheet dropsizing of dense sprays," Opt. Laser Technol. 31, 75-83 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Greger, K.

Grün, A.

H.-G. Maas, A. Grün, and D. Papantoniou, "Particle Tracking in three dimensional turbulent flows - Part I: Photogrammetric determination of particle coordinates," Exp. Fluids. 15, 133-146 (1993).

Gu, Y.

S. E. D. Webb, Y. Gu, S. Lévêque-Fort, J. Siegel, M. J. Cole, K. Dowling, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, M. A. A. Neil, R. Juskaitis, L. O. D. Sucharov, T. Wilson, and M. J. Lever, "A wide-field time-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with optical sectioning," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 1898-1907 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Gustavsson, T.

Hardalupas, Y.

R. Domann and Y. Hardalupas, "Quantitative measurement of planar droplet Sauter mean diameter in sprays using planar droplet sizing," Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 20, 209-218 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Hertz, H. M.

H. M. Hertz and M. Aldén, "Calibration of imaging laser-induced fluorescence measurements in highly absorbing flames," Appl. Phys. B 42, 97-102 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Jeon, J.

H. Koh, J. Jeon, D. Kim, Y. Yoon, and J-Y Koo, "Analysis of signal attenuation for quantification of planar imaging technique," Meas. Sci. Technol. 14, 1829-39 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Jermy, M.

Jones, R.

S. E. D. Webb, Y. Gu, S. Lévêque-Fort, J. Siegel, M. J. Cole, K. Dowling, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, M. A. A. Neil, R. Juskaitis, L. O. D. Sucharov, T. Wilson, and M. J. Lever, "A wide-field time-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with optical sectioning," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 1898-1907 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Juskaitis, R.

S. E. D. Webb, Y. Gu, S. Lévêque-Fort, J. Siegel, M. J. Cole, K. Dowling, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, M. A. A. Neil, R. Juskaitis, L. O. D. Sucharov, T. Wilson, and M. J. Lever, "A wide-field time-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with optical sectioning," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 1898-1907 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. A. A. Neil, R. Juskaitis, and T. Wilson, "Method of obtaining optical sectioning by using structured light in a conventional microscope," Opt. Lett. 22, 1905-1907 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Karlstrom, A.

Kim, D.

H. Koh, J. Jeon, D. Kim, Y. Yoon, and J-Y Koo, "Analysis of signal attenuation for quantification of planar imaging technique," Meas. Sci. Technol. 14, 1829-39 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Koh, H.

H. Koh, J. Jeon, D. Kim, Y. Yoon, and J-Y Koo, "Analysis of signal attenuation for quantification of planar imaging technique," Meas. Sci. Technol. 14, 1829-39 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Koo, J-Y

H. Koh, J. Jeon, D. Kim, Y. Yoon, and J-Y Koo, "Analysis of signal attenuation for quantification of planar imaging technique," Meas. Sci. Technol. 14, 1829-39 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kristensson, E.

E. Kristensson, E. Berrocal, M. Richter, S-G. Pettersson, and M. Aldén, "High-speed structured planar laser illumination for contrast improvement of two phase flow images," Accepted for publication in Opt. Lett.

Kucuksenel, S.

LeGal, P.

P. LeGal, N. Farrugia, and D. A. Greenhalgh, "Laser sheet dropsizing of dense sprays," Opt. Laser Technol. 31, 75-83 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Lévêque-Fort, S.

S. E. D. Webb, Y. Gu, S. Lévêque-Fort, J. Siegel, M. J. Cole, K. Dowling, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, M. A. A. Neil, R. Juskaitis, L. O. D. Sucharov, T. Wilson, and M. J. Lever, "A wide-field time-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with optical sectioning," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 1898-1907 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Lever, M. J.

S. E. D. Webb, Y. Gu, S. Lévêque-Fort, J. Siegel, M. J. Cole, K. Dowling, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, M. A. A. Neil, R. Juskaitis, L. O. D. Sucharov, T. Wilson, and M. J. Lever, "A wide-field time-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with optical sectioning," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 1898-1907 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Maas, H.-G.

H.-G. Maas, A. Grün, and D. Papantoniou, "Particle Tracking in three dimensional turbulent flows - Part I: Photogrammetric determination of particle coordinates," Exp. Fluids. 15, 133-146 (1993).

Meglinski, I.

Neil, M. A. A.

S. E. D. Webb, Y. Gu, S. Lévêque-Fort, J. Siegel, M. J. Cole, K. Dowling, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, M. A. A. Neil, R. Juskaitis, L. O. D. Sucharov, T. Wilson, and M. J. Lever, "A wide-field time-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with optical sectioning," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 1898-1907 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. A. A. Neil, R. Juskaitis, and T. Wilson, "Method of obtaining optical sectioning by using structured light in a conventional microscope," Opt. Lett. 22, 1905-1907 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Papantoniou, D.

H.-G. Maas, A. Grün, and D. Papantoniou, "Particle Tracking in three dimensional turbulent flows - Part I: Photogrammetric determination of particle coordinates," Exp. Fluids. 15, 133-146 (1993).

Persson, J. L.

Pettersson, S-G.

E. Kristensson, E. Berrocal, M. Richter, S-G. Pettersson, and M. Aldén, "High-speed structured planar laser illumination for contrast improvement of two phase flow images," Accepted for publication in Opt. Lett.

Richter, M.

E. Kristensson, E. Berrocal, M. Richter, S-G. Pettersson, and M. Aldén, "High-speed structured planar laser illumination for contrast improvement of two phase flow images," Accepted for publication in Opt. Lett.

Rosen, A.

Serpenguzel, A.

Sick, V.

Siegel, J.

S. E. D. Webb, Y. Gu, S. Lévêque-Fort, J. Siegel, M. J. Cole, K. Dowling, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, M. A. A. Neil, R. Juskaitis, L. O. D. Sucharov, T. Wilson, and M. J. Lever, "A wide-field time-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with optical sectioning," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 1898-1907 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Stelzer, E. H. K.

Stojkovic, B.

Sucharov, L. O. D.

S. E. D. Webb, Y. Gu, S. Lévêque-Fort, J. Siegel, M. J. Cole, K. Dowling, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, M. A. A. Neil, R. Juskaitis, L. O. D. Sucharov, T. Wilson, and M. J. Lever, "A wide-field time-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with optical sectioning," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 1898-1907 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Webb, S. E. D.

S. E. D. Webb, Y. Gu, S. Lévêque-Fort, J. Siegel, M. J. Cole, K. Dowling, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, M. A. A. Neil, R. Juskaitis, L. O. D. Sucharov, T. Wilson, and M. J. Lever, "A wide-field time-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with optical sectioning," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 1898-1907 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wilson, T.

S. E. D. Webb, Y. Gu, S. Lévêque-Fort, J. Siegel, M. J. Cole, K. Dowling, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, M. A. A. Neil, R. Juskaitis, L. O. D. Sucharov, T. Wilson, and M. J. Lever, "A wide-field time-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with optical sectioning," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 1898-1907 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. A. A. Neil, R. Juskaitis, and T. Wilson, "Method of obtaining optical sectioning by using structured light in a conventional microscope," Opt. Lett. 22, 1905-1907 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Yoon, Y.

H. Koh, J. Jeon, D. Kim, Y. Yoon, and J-Y Koo, "Analysis of signal attenuation for quantification of planar imaging technique," Meas. Sci. Technol. 14, 1829-39 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

H. M. Hertz and M. Aldén, "Calibration of imaging laser-induced fluorescence measurements in highly absorbing flames," Appl. Phys. B 42, 97-102 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Exp. Fluids (1)

R. J. Adrian, "Twenty years of particle image Velocimetry," Exp. Fluids 39, 159-69 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Exp. Fluids. (1)

H.-G. Maas, A. Grün, and D. Papantoniou, "Particle Tracking in three dimensional turbulent flows - Part I: Photogrammetric determination of particle coordinates," Exp. Fluids. 15, 133-146 (1993).

Meas. Sci. Technol. (1)

H. Koh, J. Jeon, D. Kim, Y. Yoon, and J-Y Koo, "Analysis of signal attenuation for quantification of planar imaging technique," Meas. Sci. Technol. 14, 1829-39 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Laser Technol. (1)

P. LeGal, N. Farrugia, and D. A. Greenhalgh, "Laser sheet dropsizing of dense sprays," Opt. Laser Technol. 31, 75-83 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett (1)

E. Kristensson, E. Berrocal, M. Richter, S-G. Pettersson, and M. Aldén, "High-speed structured planar laser illumination for contrast improvement of two phase flow images," Accepted for publication in Opt. Lett.

Opt. Lett. (2)

Part. Part. Syst. Charact. (1)

R. Domann and Y. Hardalupas, "Quantitative measurement of planar droplet Sauter mean diameter in sprays using planar droplet sizing," Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 20, 209-218 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

S. E. D. Webb, Y. Gu, S. Lévêque-Fort, J. Siegel, M. J. Cole, K. Dowling, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, M. A. A. Neil, R. Juskaitis, L. O. D. Sucharov, T. Wilson, and M. J. Lever, "A wide-field time-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with optical sectioning," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 1898-1907 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Other (6)

B. P. Husted, Experimental measurements of water mist systems and implications for modelling in CFD (PhD Thesis, Lund University, 2007).

E. Berrocal, Multiple scattering of light in optical diagnostics of dense sprays and other complex turbid media (PhD Thesis, Cranfield University, 2006).

D. Stepowski, O. Werquin, C. Roze, and T. Girasole, "Account for extinction and multiple scattering in planar droplet sizing of dense sprays," in 13th International Symposium on Applications of Laser Techniques to Fluid Mechanics (Lisbon, 2006), paper 1061.

C. T. Brown, V. G. McDonell, and D. G. Talley, "Accounting for laser extinction, signal attenuation, and secondary emission while performing optical patternation in a single plane," ILASS Americas 15th Ann. Conf. on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (Madison, WI: ILASS-Americas 2002).

L. A. Melton and J. F. Verdieck, "Vapor/liquid visualization for fuel sprays," in Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Combustion (The Combustion Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1984), pp. 1283-1290.

D. G. Talley, J. F. Verdieck, S. W. Lee, V. G. McDonnell, and G. S. Samuelsen, "Accounting for laser sheet extinction in applying PLLIF to sprays," paper AIAA-96-0469, presented at the Thirty-Fourth Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nev., 15-18 Jan. 1996 (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, New York, 1996).

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