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Interferometric polymer optical sensor for intravascular optoacoustic imaging
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Paper Abstract

An Interferometric Polymer Optical Waveguide Sensor (IPOWS) for intravascular optoacoustic signal detection has been fabricated by UV-imprinting method. The sensor has been characterized in sensitivity, dynamic range and frequency bandwidth. 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: 22 May 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8370, Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications IX, 83700T (22 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.920461
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel Gallego, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
Horacio Lamela, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
Meng Wang, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
Jussi Hiltunen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Matti Kinnunen, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
Risto Myllylä, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8370:
Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications IX
Henry H. Du; Gary Pickrell; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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