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Optical-resolution photoacoustic micro-endoscopy using image-guide fibers and fiber laser technology
Author(s): P. Hajireza; W. Shi; P. Shao; S. Kerr; R. J. Zemp
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Paper Abstract

In this paper the feasibility of optical-resolution photoacoustic micro-endoscopy (OR-PAME) using image guide fibers and a unique fiber laser system is demonstrated. The image guide consists of 30,000 individual fibers in a bundle 800 μm in diameter and the diode-pumped, pulsed Ytterbium fiber laser can provide repetition rates up to 600 kHz. Phantom studies indicate 7+/-2 μm resolution. The compact, flexible nature of the image guide and the small footprint of the apparatus make it ideal for photoacoustic micro-endoscopy, as well as increasing the usability of OR-PAM for potential clinical applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7899, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2011, 78990P (17 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.875127
Show Author Affiliations
P. Hajireza, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
W. Shi, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
P. Shao, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
S. Kerr, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
R. J. Zemp, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7899:
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2011
Alexander A. Oraevsky; Lihong V. Wang, Editor(s)

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