Advanced Laser Diagnostics Laboratory


Location

1518 Shelby Center

Directors

Brian Thurow

Description

The facility specializes in the development and application of laser diagnostics for fluid dynamic measurements. Areas of specialization include high-repetition rate flow visualization (up to 1 million frames/sec) and three-dimensional imaging. The centerpiece of the laboratory is a custom-built pulse burst laser system with the ability to produce a burst of high-energy (~10-100 mJ) laser pulses at repetition rates up to 10 MHz. The laser, is an Nd:YAG base laser system and has been used in the past to make high-repetition rate planar flow visualization, particle image velocimetry (PIV) and planar Doppler velocimetry (PDV) measurements in supersonic flow fields.