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Sub-wavelength convertible Bessel-beam and Gaussian-beam photoacoustic microscope in reflection-mode for in-vivo application
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Paper Abstract

A sub-wavelength convertible Bessel-beam (BB) and Gaussian-beam (GB) photoacoustic microscope (PAM) in reflection-mode has been developed. A miniature ultrasonic transducer was placed in front of the objective with a high numerical aperture and a working distance of a few millimeters to achieve the reflection-mode and sub-wavelength resolution. For BB-PAM system, a conical lens and an achromatic doublet lens were used to achieve extended depth of field (DoF). In particular, it was designed to easily convert the system from BB to GB by removing the two lenses described above, so that the DoF of BB- and GB-PAM can be compared accurately. The 532 nm pulsed laser used in this system was coupled to a single mode fiber. The sample was scanned using X-Y direction motors and the system was controlled using Labview software. The lateral resolution of the focus regions of BB- and GB-PAM obtained were 300 and 260 nm, respectively. As a result of measuring the DoF of BB-PAM, it was about 250 ~ 300 μm, which was about 7 ~ 8 times better than the DoF of GB-PAM. In-vivo vascular structure of a mouse ear was successfully visualized using BB- and GB-PAM to compare the DoF of the two systems. Thus, the system developed in this study confirmed that BBPAM enabled high-resolution imaging at extended DoF than GB-PAM, and further believed that this system could be useful for a variety of biomedical research.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2019
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10878, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2019, 1087869 (27 February 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2506562
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Byullee Park, Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Hoyong Lee, Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Seungwan Jeon, Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Joongho Ahn, Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Hyung Ham Kim, Pohang Univ of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Chulhong Kim, Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10878:
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2019
Alexander A. Oraevsky; Lihong V. Wang, Editor(s)

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