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Polymer inverted-rib optical waveguide interferometric sensor for optoacoustic imaging
Author(s): Daniel Gallego; Meng Wang; Jussi Hiltunen; Risto Myllylä; Horacio Lamela
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Paper Abstract

An Interferometric Polymer Optical Waveguide Sensor (IPOWS) for optoacoustic signal detection has been fabricated by UV-imprinting method. The sensor has been characterized in sensitivity, dynamic range and frequency bandwidth. The noise equivalent pressure (NEP) of the sensor is around 100 Pa for a bandwidth range of 20 MHz. We have compared experimentally the performance of the IPOWS with a piezoelectric ultra wideband sensor and other optical fiber sensors based on single-mode silica and polymer optical fibers. All sensors are designed for the detection of optoacoustic wave sources with a frequency bandwidth that exceed 10MHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8223, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2012, 822343 (23 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.910826
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel Gallego, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
Meng Wang, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
Jussi Hiltunen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Risto Myllylä, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
Horacio Lamela, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8223:
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2012
Alexander A. Oraevsky; Lihong V. Wang, Editor(s)

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