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The use of acoustic reflectors to enlarge the effective area of planar sensor arrays
Author(s): R. Ellwood; E. Z. Zhang; P. C. Beard; B. T. Cox
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Paper Abstract

Planar sensor arrays have many advantages including ease of manufacture and low cost. However, when used for photoacoustic (PA) imaging, planar sensors have a limited view of the acoustic field, which means some of the waves from the PA source are not recorded. This results in artifacts in the reconstructed image of the PA source (the initial acoustic pressure distribution). In this paper, we describe novel sensor array configurations based on the Fabry Perot (FP) sensor and acoustic reflectors that retain its detection advantages while improving the visibility of the reconstructed PA image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8943, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2014, 89436A (3 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2039240
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R. Ellwood, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
E. Z. Zhang, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
P. C. Beard, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
B. T. Cox, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8943:
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2014
Alexander A. Oraevsky; Lihong V. Wang, Editor(s)

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