Computer analysis of the schlieren optical setup

Masayuki Anyoji, Mingyu Sun

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Citations (Scopus)


In order to evaluate the influence of each component of the Schlieren optical setup, this work tries to simulate the whole setup by a computer, so that one can get an immediate computer image after adjusting the component. The analysis is based on the ray tracing method. All rays are traced from the light source to the recording plane, so that all components in the light path can be investigated. In our analysis, Schlieren optical setup is decomposed to two main modules, illuminating and recording optical setups. Each module contains typical optical arrangements that are commonly used. The numerical models devised for the optical arrangements are proposed, and a few results indicating the effect of the shape and the orientation of a cutoff are shown.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication27th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event27th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics - Xi'an, China
Duration: Sept 17 2006Sept 22 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6279 PART 1
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


Other27th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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