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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 22 — Nov. 1, 2004
  • pp: 5469–5474

Photorefractive detection of tagged photons in ultrasound modulated optical tomography of thick biological tissues

F. Ramaz, B. C. Forget, M. Atlan, A. C. Boccara, M. Gross, P. Delaye, and G. Roosen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 22, pp. 5469-5474 (2004)

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We present a new and simple method to obtain ultrasound modulated optical tomography images in thick biological tissues with the use of a photorefractive crystal. The technique offers the advantage of spatially adapting the output speckle wavefront by analysing the signal diffracted by the interference pattern between this output field and a reference beam, recorded inside the photorefractive crystal. Averaging out due to random phases of the speckle grains vanishes, and we can use a fast single photodetector to measure the ultrasound modulated optical contrast. This technique offers a promising way to make direct measurements within the decorrelation time scale of living tissues.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.2880) Holography : Holographic interferometry
(170.1650) Medical optics and biotechnology : Coherence imaging
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media

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Original Manuscript: September 13, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2004
Published: November 1, 2004

F. Ramaz, B. Forget, M. Atlan, A. C. Boccara, M. Gross, P. Delaye, and G. Roosen, "Photorefractive detection of tagged photons in ultrasound modulated optical tomography of thick biological tissues," Opt. Express 12, 5469-5474 (2004)

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