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Secondary speckle-based tomography and tissue probing (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Ariel Schwarz; Nisan Ozana; Ran Califa; Amir Shemer; Hadar Genish; Zeev Zalevsky

Paper Abstract

We will present how one can use the spatial-temporal analysis of secondary speckle patterns that are generated when laser light is back scattered from a tissue in order to measure the nano-vibrations (tilting associated vibrations) occurring in the tissue and in order to map its elastography. In addition to the fundamental nano-vibrations sensing capability, the proposed configuration allows by applying time multiplexing approach also to perform separation of photons coming from different depths of the tissue while externally stimulating the tissue via infra-sonic vibration. This yields a tomographic capability. The proposed configuration uses a modulated laser that allows combining a speckle pattern tracking method for surface tilting changes sensing with a Mach–Zehnder interferometer-based speckle patterns configuration to achieve z-axis detection (movement of the whole surface in the z direction). We will also show several methods for setup modulation to down convert high temporal frequencies to allow their sampling with a slow rate camera. As to be demonstrated in the experimental validation, the different elastographic layers (that were represented in our experiments by different concentrations of the agarose) have different temporal flickering and thereafter different temporal-spectral distribution which allows to extract their different elastographic characters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2019
Proc. SPIE 11060, Optical Methods for Inspection, Characterization, and Imaging of Biomaterials IV, 1106006 (22 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2524968
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Ariel Schwarz, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)
Nisan Ozana, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)
Ran Califa, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)
Amir Shemer, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)
Hadar Genish, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)
Zeev Zalevsky, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11060:
Optical Methods for Inspection, Characterization, and Imaging of Biomaterials IV
Pietro Ferraro; Simonetta Grilli; Monika Ritsch-Marte; Christoph K. Hitzenberger, Editor(s)

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