Applied Physics B

, 125:119 | Cite as

Precise characterization of a fiber-coupled laser Doppler anemometer with well-defined single scatterers

  • Peter MahnkeEmail author
  • Oliver Kliebisch
  • Matthias Damm


In this paper we present a full characterization of a fiber-coupled laser Doppler anemometer, a model describing the different influences of the optical setup, and measurement evaluation on the signal-to-noise ratio model capable of describing the statistical nature of such a measurement system. The characterization is done using a novel method to measure an instrument function of the laser Doppler anemometer: this is performed by reproducibly moving well-defined scattering particles on controlled trajectories through the detection system.



The authors would like to thank J. Koch from the Laser Micromachining Group of Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. for preparing the femtosecond laser-machined defects inside the glass disk and PM DM Minebea for supplying the hard disk spindle motor.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Technical PhysicsGerman Aerospace CenterStuttgartGermany

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