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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2014
  • pp: 511–519

Probe beam deflection technique as acoustic emission directionality sensor with photoacoustic emission source

Ronald A. Barnes, Jr., Saher Maswadi, Randolph Glickman, and Mehdi Shadaram  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 3, pp. 511-519 (2014)

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The goal of this paper is to demonstrate the unique capability of measuring the vector or angular information of propagating acoustic waves using an optical sensor. Acoustic waves were generated using photoacoustic interaction and detected by the probe beam deflection technique. Experiments and simulations were performed to study the interaction of acoustic emissions with an optical sensor in a coupling medium. The simulated results predict the probe beam and wavefront interaction and produced simulated signals that are verified by experiment.

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OCIS Codes
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

Original Manuscript: October 9, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2013
Published: January 20, 2014

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Ronald A. Barnes, Saher Maswadi, Randolph Glickman, and Mehdi Shadaram, "Probe beam deflection technique as acoustic emission directionality sensor with photoacoustic emission source," Appl. Opt. 53, 511-519 (2014)

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