Accurate 3D tracking and size measurement of evaporating droplets using in-line digital holography and "inverse problems" reconstruction approach

Abstract : Digital in-line holography was used to study a fast dynamic 3D phenomenon: the evaporation of free-falling diethyl ether droplets. We describe an unsupervised reconstruction algorithm based on an "inverse problems" approach previously developed by our team to accurately reconstruct 3D trajectories and to estimate the droplets' size in a field of view of 7 × 11 × 20 mm3. A first experiment with non-evaporating droplets established that the radius estimates were accurate to better than 0.1 μm. With evaporating droplets, the vapor around the droplet distorts the diffraction patterns in the holograms. We showed that areas with the strongest distortions can be discarded using an exclusion mask. We achieved radius estimates better than 0.5 μm accuracy for evaporating droplets. Our estimates of the evaporation rate fell within the range predicted by theoretical models.
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Mozhdeh Seifi, Corinne Fournier, Nathalie Grosjean, Loïc Méès, Jean-Louis Marié, et al.. Accurate 3D tracking and size measurement of evaporating droplets using in-line digital holography and "inverse problems" reconstruction approach. Optics Express, Optical Society of America, 2013, 21 (23), pp.27964-27980. ⟨ujm-00980827⟩

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