A free turbulent jet is perturbed transverse to the flow direction by a sinusoidal pressure gradient near the nozzle exit. Velocities in the jet are determined by hot wire anemometer measurements. Moving effective mean velocity profiles are defined and reconstructed from the point-by-point stationary measurements of the mean velocity and of the harmonic content of the time varying signal. The effective velocity profiles are described by the Gaussian distribution function where the spread parameter decays as the cube of the product of the excitation frequency and the downstream location from the nozzle. These profile measurements and analysis of their characteristics lead to a better understanding of the factors determining the gain of a fluidic amplifier under conditions of high frequency operation.

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