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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4903–4906

Noncontact photoacoustic imaging based on all-fiber heterodyne interferometer

Seong Jun Park, Jonghyun Eom, Yong Ho Kim, Chang Su Lee, and Byeong Ha Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 4903-4906 (2014)

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We report on a noncontact photoacoustic imaging system utilizing an all-fiber-optic heterodyne interferometer as an acoustic wave detector. The acoustic wave generated by a short laser pulse via the photoacoustic effect and arriving at the sample surface could be detected with the fiber-optic heterodyne interferometer without physical contact or using an impedance matching medium. A phantom experiment was conducted to evaluate the proposed system, and the initial acoustic pressure distribution was calculated using a Fourier-based reconstruction algorithm. It is expected that the all-fiber-optic configuration of the proposed system can be applied as a minimally invasive diagnostic tool.

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OCIS Codes
(040.2840) Detectors : Heterodyne
(060.2350) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics imaging
(110.5120) Imaging systems : Photoacoustic imaging
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

Original Manuscript: April 7, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 16, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 26, 2014
Published: August 14, 2014

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Seong Jun Park, Jonghyun Eom, Yong Ho Kim, Chang Su Lee, and Byeong Ha Lee, "Noncontact photoacoustic imaging based on all-fiber heterodyne interferometer," Opt. Lett. 39, 4903-4906 (2014)

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