Optical diagnostics are well-suited for combustion applications in that they allow for time-resolved, non-intrusive measurements of flow-field parameters. Such diagnostics can permit measurements of bulk flow-field parameters such as spatially resolved velocity and laminar flame speed. Additionally, when coupled with a knowledge of molecular spectroscopy, optical diagnostics can provide quantitative measurements of specific species concentrations.
The following areas covers the research activities of our group on Optical Diagnostics and Spectroscopy. Please follow the links for more information.