Abstract

We demonstrate saturation of a transition of the OH molecule in high-pressure flames by obtaining saturation curves in C2H6/O2/N2 laminar flames at 1, 6.1, 9.2, and 12.3 atm. In addition we present quantitative fluorescence measurements of OH number density at pressures to 12.3 atm. To assess the efficacy of the balanced cross-rate model for high-pressure flames, we compare laser-saturated fluorescence measurements, which were calibrated in an atmospheric-pressure flame, with absorption measurements at 3.1 and 6.1 atm. At 3.1 atm the absorption and fluorescence measurements compare well. At 6.1 atm, however, the concentrations given by laser-saturated fluorescence are ~25% lower than the absorption values, indicating some depletion of the laser-coupled levels beyond that at atmospheric pressure. By using a reasonable estimate for the finite sensitivity to quenching, we anticipate that fluorescence measurements that are calibrated at 1 atm can be applied to flames at ~10 atm with absolute errors within ±50%.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

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