Photon Correlation Techniques in Fluid Mechanics

Proceedings of the 5th International Conference at Kiel-Damp, Fed. Rep. of Germany, May 23–26, 1982

  • Erich O. Schulz-DuBois
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Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-5
  2. Introductory Survey

  3. Photon Correlation Velocimetry: Assessment of Methods and Selected Examples of Technical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. G. D. Catalano, R. E. Walterick, H. E. Wright
      Pages 94-99
    3. G. D. Catalano, H. E. Wright, R. E. Walterick
      Pages 105-109
    4. Joachim C. Erdmann
      Pages 168-191
    5. Mary E. Gill, C. P. Forster, R. L. Elder
      Pages 197-204
    6. R. F. Kelley, L. S. Hsu, H. Shimizu, C. Y. She
      Pages 205-209
    7. A. E. Smart, W. T. Mayo Jr.
      Pages 210-210
    8. Steen Hanson
      Pages 212-220
  4. Correlation Techniques: Methodical Advances and Applications to Signal Types Other than Photons

  5. Photon Correlation Spectroscopy of Brownian Motion: Polydispersity Analysis and Studies of Particle Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Nicole Ostrowsky, Didier Sornette
      Pages 286-297
    3. E. Stelzer, H. Ruf, E. Grell
      Pages 329-334
    4. F. Grüner, W. P. Lehmann, H. Fahlbusch, R. Weber
      Pages 348-348
    5. M. M. Kops-Werkhoven, A. Vrij, H. M. Fijnaut
      Pages 350-358
    6. Mario Corti, Vittorio Degiorgio
      Pages 370-376
    7. P. Kask, T. Kändier, P. Piksarv, M. Pooga, E. Lippmaa
      Pages 393-398
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 399-402

About these proceedings


Photon correlation is a kind of spectroscopy designed to identify optical frequency shifts and line-broadening effects in the range of many MHz down to a few Hz. The optical intensity is measured in terms of single photon­ detection events which result in current pulses at the output of photomulti­ plier tubes. This signal is processed in real time in a special-purpose paral­ lel processor known as a correlator. The resulting photon correlation func­ tion, a function in the time domain, contains the desired spectral informa­ tion, which may be extracted by a suitable algorithm. Due to the non-intrusive nature and the sound theoretical basis of photon correlation, the phenomena under study are not disturbed, and the parameters in question can be precisely evaluated. For these reasons photon correlation has become a valuable and in many instances indispensable technique in two distinct fields. One of these is velocimetry in fluid flow. This includes hydro- and aerodynamic processes in liquids, gases, or flames where the velo­ city field may be stationary, time periodic, or turbulent, and may range from micrometers per second for motion inside biological cells to one kilometer per second for supersonic flow. The other major field is stochastic particle propagation due to Brownian motion.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Erich O. Schulz-DuBois
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte PhysikUniversität KielKiel 1Fed. Rep. of Germany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-13529-7
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