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Ultrasonic diffraction in the design of photoacoustic probes
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Paper Abstract

In this work, we examine the role of diffraction in the design of ring-shaped ultrasonic receivers for photoacoustic probes. The sensitivity patterns of ultrasonic receiving rings are calculated at 1 MHz using the angular spectrum technique. Three separate series of simulations are considered: flat ring with a fixed outer diameter and a variable inner diameter, flat ring with a fixed inner diameter and variable outer diameter, and a spherically focused ring with a variable inner diameter. From these results the focal zone characteristic and sensitivities are calculated. For the planar rings, we find that the spatial sensitivity varies markedly with ring width but the overall sensitivities are comparable. For the focused (spherically curved) rings, the focal distances and beam volumes were similar while the sensitivity grew with ring thickness.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 2001
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 4254, Biomedical Diagnostic, Guidance, and Surgical-Assist Systems III, (4 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.427956
Show Author Affiliations
Joel Mobley, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
Brian M. Cullum, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
Tuan Vo-Dinh, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4254:
Biomedical Diagnostic, Guidance, and Surgical-Assist Systems III
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Warren S. Grundfest; David A. Benaron, Editor(s)

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