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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 1 — Aug. 2, 2010
  • pp: 318–323

Scanning acoustic-photoacoustic microscopy using axicon transducers

K. Passler, R. Nuster, S. Gratt, P. Burgholzer, T. Berer, and G. Paltauf  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 318-323 (2010)

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A dual mode scanning acoustic microscope is investigated, yielding simultaneously images with optical and acoustical contrast. Short laser pulses are used to excite acoustic waves in a sample for the photoacoustic imaging mode. At the same time the pulses irradiate a conical target generating limited diffraction acoustic waves (X-waves) for large depth of field ultrasound imaging. For photoacoustic as well as for ultrasound imaging a focusing, ring shaped detector is applied. First phantom experiments demonstrate the possibility to acquire data for both imaging modes in a single scan, by separating images due to their different time of flight.

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OCIS Codes
(110.5120) Imaging systems : Photoacoustic imaging
(110.7170) Imaging systems : Ultrasound

ToC Category:
Photoacoustic Imaging and Spectroscopy

Original Manuscript: June 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2010
Published: July 27, 2010

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Advances in Optical Coherence Tomography, Photoacoustic Imaging, and Microscopy (2010) Biomedical Optics Express

K. Passler, R. Nuster, S. Gratt, P. Burgholzer, T. Berer, and G. Paltauf, "Scanning acoustic-photoacoustic microscopy using axicon transducers," Biomed. Opt. Express 1, 318-323 (2010)

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