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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 21 — Oct. 21, 2013
  • pp: 25077–25090

Using optoacoustic imaging for measuring the temperature dependence of Grüneisen parameter in optically absorbing solutions

Elena Petrova, Sergey Ermilov, Richard Su, Vyacheslav Nadvoretskiy, André Conjusteau, and Alexander Oraevsky  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 25077-25090 (2013)

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Grüneisen parameter is a key temperature-dependent physical characteristic responsible for thermoelastic efficiency of materials. We propose a new methodology for accurate measurements of temperature dependence of Grüneisen parameter in optically absorbing solutions. We use two-dimensional optoacoustic (OA) imaging to improve accuracy of measurements. Our approach eliminates contribution of local optical fluence and absorbance. To validate the proposed methodology, we studied temperature dependence of aqueous cupric sulfate solutions in the range from 22 to 4°C. Our results for the most diluted salt perfectly matched known temperature dependence for the Grüneisen parameter of water. We also found that Grüneisen-temperature relationship for cupric sulfate exhibits linear trend with respect to the concentration. In addition to accurate measurements of Grüneisen changes with temperature, the developed technique provides a basis for future high precision OA temperature monitoring in live tissues.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.6780) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Temperature
(120.6810) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Thermal effects
(170.5120) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photoacoustic imaging

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: August 27, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2013
Published: October 14, 2013

Elena Petrova, Sergey Ermilov, Richard Su, Vyacheslav Nadvoretskiy, André Conjusteau, and Alexander Oraevsky, "Using optoacoustic imaging for measuring the temperature dependence of Grüneisen parameter in optically absorbing solutions," Opt. Express 21, 25077-25090 (2013)

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