The spectral emission from thermographic phosphors in free flow and its dependence of laser energy per cross section area (laser fluence [J/cm 2]) has been investigated. Temperature measurements in gaseous flows using thermographic phosphors require higher laser energy than measurements performed on surfaces, due to lower particle density. A troublesome systematic error associated with high fluences would be introduced if the excitation laser heats the particles. In the presented work, three different types of the thermographic phosphor BaMg2Al10O17:Eu (BAM) are investigated. Spectra of the phosphorescence are achieved for a range of laser fluences. The results show no indications of the laser heating the particles, making further development of phosphor thermography in free-flow applications feasible.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
- Physics and Astronomy(all)