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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 18 — Sep. 5, 2005
  • pp: 7097–7112

Theoretical description of the photorefractive detection of the ultrasound modulated photons in scattering media

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

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 18, pp. 7097-7112 (2005)

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Acousto-optic imaging of thick biological tissues can be obtained in real-time with an adaptive-wavefront holographic setup, where the holographic media is a self-developping photorefractive crystal. As a consequence, the interference signal resulting from the acousto-optic effect can be easily collected with a high etendue and fast single photodetector. We present a statistical model of the field propagating through the scattering media and show why the various acoustic frequency components contained in the speckle output pattern are uncorrelated. We then give a detailed description of the signal measured through the photorefractive effect, in order to explain the quadratic pressure response observed for the two commonly used configurations setup e.g an amplitude or a phase modulation of the ultrasound.

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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: May 25, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2005
Published: September 5, 2005

M. Gross, F. Ramaz, B. Forget, M. Atlan, A. Boccara, P. Delaye, and G. Roosen, "Theoretical description of the photorefractive detection of the ultrasound modulated photons in scattering media," Opt. Express 13, 7097-7112 (2005)

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