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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 9 — Oct. 2, 2013

Phase-sensitive imaging of tissue acoustic vibrations using spectrally encoded interferometry

Ovadia Ilgayev and Dvir Yelin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 19681-19689 (2013)

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Acoustic vibrations in tissue are often difficult to image, requiring high-speed scanning, high sensitivity and nanometer-scale axial resolution. Here we use spectrally encoded interferometry to measure the vibration pattern of two-dimensional surfaces, including the skin of a volunteer, at nanometric resolution, without the need for rapid lateral scanning and with no prior knowledge of the driving acoustic waveform. Our results demonstrate the feasibility of this technique for measuring tissue biomechanics using simple and compact imaging probes.

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OCIS Codes
(120.7280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Vibration analysis
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging
(170.3340) Medical optics and biotechnology : Laser Doppler velocimetry
(170.6935) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tissue characterization

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: May 31, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 2013
Published: August 14, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Ovadia Ilgayev and Dvir Yelin, "Phase-sensitive imaging of tissue acoustic vibrations using spectrally encoded interferometry," Opt. Express 21, 19681-19689 (2013)

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