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Dual-contrast nonlinear photoacoustic sensing based on quasi-CW single-pulsed laser
Author(s): Hengrong Lan; Tinyang Duan; Daohuai Jiang; Hongtao Zhong; Meng Zhou; Fei Gao
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Paper Abstract

Photoacoustic tomography (PAT) is a non-invasive imaging technique which provided high lateral resolution and axial resolution. Conventional linear photoacoustic (PA) imaging has been widely applied to state-of-art PA system, which excited by short pulse laser. Recently, nonlinear photoacoustic effect has been excavated and utilized, which indicates the different character with linear PA by dual-pulse laser. In this paper, we report a dual-contrast photoacoustic sensing by quasi-CW nonlinear PA effect. Using the high-repetition pulsed laser, and two different contrast imaging were extracted. Unless conventional contrast that using short laser pulse by detected tissue light absorption, we extracted another contrast that indicated the rising of temperature. The quasi-CW nonlinear PA effect could be illustrated by a simple mathematical derivation. The dual-contrast PA imaging have been demonstrated by experiment in vitro and ex vivo imaging. The results indicate different heat absorbency of different materials, which could be utilized to distinguish materials and intensify imaging contrast. Compared with conventional PA imaging, the proposed method has more scope of works and potential applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10820, Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics VIII, 1082033 (23 October 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2502070
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Hengrong Lan, ShanghaiTech Univ. (China)
Tinyang Duan, ShanghaiTech Univ. (China)
Daohuai Jiang, ShanghaiTech Univ. (China)
Hongtao Zhong, ShanghaiTech Univ. (China)
Meng Zhou, ShanghaiTech Univ. (China)
Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (China)
Fei Gao, ShanghaiTech Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10820:
Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics VIII
Qingming Luo; Xingde Li; Ying Gu; Yuguo Tang, Editor(s)

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