Channelling optics for high quality imaging of sensory hair

Skupsch, C., Klotz, T., Chaves, H. & Brücker, C. (2012). Channelling optics for high quality imaging of sensory hair. Review of Scientific Instruments, 83(045001), doi: 10.1063/1.3697997

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Abstract

A long distance microscope (LDM) is extended by a lens and aperture array. This newly formed channelling LDM is superior in high quality, high-speed imaging of large field of views (FOV). It allows imaging the same FOV like a conventional LDM, but at improved magnification. The optical design is evaluated by calculations with the ray tracing code ZEMAX. High-speed imaging of a 2 × 2 mm(2) FOV is realized at 3.000 frames per second and 1 μm per pixel image resolution. In combination with flow sensitive hair the optics forms a wall shear stress sensor. The optics images the direct vicinity of twenty-one flow sensitive hair distributed in a quadratic array. The hair consists of identical micro-pillars that are 20 μm in diameter, 390 μm in length and made from polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). Sensor validation is conducted in the transition region of a wall jet in air. The wall shear stress is calculated from optically measured micro-pillar tip deflections. 2D wall shear stress distributions are obtained with currently highest spatiotemporal resolution. The footprint of coherent vortical structures far away from the wall is recovered in the Fourier spectrum of wall shear stress fluctuations. High energetic patterns of 2D wall shear stress distributions are identified by proper orthogonal decomposition (POD).

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Additional Information: Copyright 2012 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Skupsch, C., Klotz, T., Chaves, H. & Brücker, C. (2012). Channelling optics for high quality imaging of sensory hair. Review of Scientific Instruments, 83(045001), doi: 10.1063/1.3697997 and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3697997.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/12948

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