Schulz, Christof; Sick, V.; Heinze, J.; Stricker, W.:

Laser-induced-fluorescence detection of nitric oxide in high-pressure flames with A-X(0, 2) excitation

In: Appl. Opt., Jg. 36 (1997) ; Nr. 15, S. 3227-3232
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Maschinenbau
Laser-induced fluorescence techniques have been used successfully for quant. two-dimensional measurements of nitric oxide. The commonly applied D-X(0, 1) or A-X(0, 0) schemes are restricted to atm.-pressure flames and engines driven with gaseous fuels because of strong attenuation of the exciting laser beam by combustion intermediates. The properties of a detection scheme for which excitation in the nitric oxide A-X(0, 2) band was used were investigated. We discuss the advantages of the A-X(0, 2) system (excited at 247.95 nm) based on measurements in laminar premixed methane/air flames at 1-40 bars.