Development of a Multidimensional, Holographic Velocity Interferometer System
Peter Celliers | 20-ERD-050
We are developing a new, multidimensional, holographic velocity interferometer system to measure the velocity of laser targets, with the capability of tracking a feature of interest (such as a crack on a fast-moving surface encountered on exploding or imploding objects) and measuring the velocity over a centimeter-scale range of motion. If successful, this system could become a key diagnostic in support of the next generation of hydrodynamic experiments in support of stockpile stewardship and weapons science.
Publications, Presentations, and Patents
Davies, E.J., T.M Hutchinson, D.J. Erskine, S.J. Ali, J.H. Eggert, R.F. Smith and P.M. Celliers. 2021. “Toward a 3D Velocity Interferometer Testbed: Concept and Algorithm Exploration.” OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, July 202.
Erskine, David J., E. J. Davies, T.M Hutchinson, S.J. Ali, J.H. Eggert, R.F. Smith and P.M. Celliers. 2021. “Toward a 3D Velocity Interferometer Testbed: Early Results,” OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, July 2021.