Uncertainty analysis in Structured Laser Illumination Planar Imaging (SLIPI) applied to non-linear signals: gas-phase phosphor thermometry

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Recent studies have used structured laser illumination planar imaging (SLIPI) combined with phosphor thermography to remove multiple scatter effects and near-wall reflections, which lead to biases in temperature measurements and reduced spatial resolution. We show that for the typical non-linear pump-signal range under which thermographic phosphors are used, errors may arise in the reconstruction of the temperature field using SLIPI. In this study, synthetic laser induced phosphorescence (LIP) images are generated numerically by adapting the Synthetic PIV Image Generator (SIG) for the purpose. The simulations are combined with phosphorescent signal yield functions obtained from experimental data to investigate the application of SLIPI to gas-phase phosphor thermography. We conclude that whilst SLIPI is effective in removing scattering noise for phosphors for which the two-colour signal ratio is insensitive to the laser fluence, it creates a bias in the temperature measurement otherwise. We also show that the extent of multiple scatter in LIP images is always overestimated by SLIPI, owning to the non-linear emission behaviour and particle image diffraction.

phosphor thermometry, synthetic LIP image, SLIPI
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Measurement Science and Technology
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Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Malaysia) (MOSTI) (via Universiti Teknologi Malaysia) (unknown)
University of Malaya (UM) (unknown)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Royal Society (NA160115)
The project has been partly funded by the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.