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Ultra-high sensitive all-optical photoacoustic transducers
Author(s): Robin Singh; Anuradha Murthy Agarwal; Brian Anthony
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Paper Abstract

We present all-optical ultrasound transducers that is suitable for photoacoustic applications. We leverage the benefits of CMOS compatible on-chip photonic sensor that is realized by patterning the integrated photonic circuits overlaid on membrane cavity responding to incoming acoustic signals. The sensor is based on SiN based photonic ring resonator on top of 3-micron thick SiO2 membrane. Latched on the optical read out circuit, the sensor hardware architecture promises ultra-high sensitivity with the ability to detect as low as <1 mPa/sqrt(Hz) noise equivalent pressure. The hardware architecture can be further improved to leverage the benefits of existing photonic based signal conditioning schemes and adopt them to multiplex the ultrasound reception from multiple sensor elements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2020
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11240, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2020, 1124010 (17 February 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2546459
Show Author Affiliations
Robin Singh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Anuradha Murthy Agarwal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Brian Anthony, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11240:
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2020
Alexander A. Oraevsky; Lihong V. Wang, Editor(s)

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