In-Cylinder NO-LIF Imaging in a Realistic GDI Engine Using KrF Excimer Laser Excitation
The formation of nitric oxide in a transparent direct injection gasoline engine was studied experimentally using two different schemes of laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) with KrF excimer (248 nm) excitation. With detection of the fluorescence shifted towards the red, strong interference from fluorescence of partially burned fuel was found. With blue-shifted fluorescence, interference was minimized allowing selective detection of NO. Possibilities of quantifying NO fluorescence intensities in inhomogeneous combustion are discussed.