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Opto-ultrasonic system for generation of ultrasound and optical detection
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Paper Abstract

In this work, we examine a system that exploits the photoacoustic effect to act as an ultrasonic pulse generator and an optical detector. At the core of the system are a solid substrate and an optical absorber. To test the performance as an ultrasonic generator, several substrate- absorber (SA) combinations are examined. The pulses generated by these systems are evaluated based on their bi- directional symmetry and characteristics of their Fourier spectra. To demonstrate the use of the SA system as an optical detector, a linearity study was performed for one specific choice of substrate and absorber. These substrate- absorber systems exhibit a variety of behaviors and form a versatile set of tools for ultrasound, optical and hybrid use.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4615, Biomedical Diagnostic, Guidance, and Surgical-Assist Systems IV, (13 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.466645
Show Author Affiliations
Joel Mobley, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
Tuan Vo-Dinh, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4615:
Biomedical Diagnostic, Guidance, and Surgical-Assist Systems IV
Tuan Vo-Dinh; David A. Benaron M.D.; Warren S. Grundfest M.D., Editor(s)

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