Demonstration of temperature imaging by H2O absorption spectroscopy using compressed sensing tomography.

Applied optics

PubMedID: 26560573

An X, Brittelle MS, Lauzier PT, Gord JR, Roy S, Chen GH, Sanders ST. Demonstration of temperature imaging by H2O absorption spectroscopy using compressed sensing tomography. Appl Opt. 2015;54(31):9190-9.
This paper introduces temperature imaging by total-variation-based compressed sensing (CS) tomography of H2O vapor absorption spectroscopy. A controlled laboratory setup is used to generate a constant two-dimensional temperature distribution in air (a roughly Gaussian temperature profile with a central temperature of 677 K). A wavelength-tunable laser beam is directed through the known distribution; the beam is translated and rotated using motorized stages to acquire complete absorption spectra in the 1330-1365 nm range at each of 64 beam locations and 60 view angles. Temperature reconstructions are compared to independent thermocouple measurements. Although the distribution studied is approximately axisymmetric, axisymmetry is not assumed and simulations show similar performance for arbitrary temperature distributions. We study the measurement error as a function of number of beams and view angles used in reconstruction to gauge the potential for application of CS in practical test articles where optical access is limited.