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All-optical photoacoustic imaging system using fiber ultrasound probe and hollow optical fiber bundle

Yusuke Miida and Yuji Matsuura  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 22023-22033 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.022023


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Abstract

An all-optical 3D photoacoustic imaging probe that consists of an optical fiber probe for ultrasound detection and a bundle of hollow optical fibers for excitation of photoacoustic waves was developed. The fiber probe for ultrasound is based on a single-mode optical fiber with a thin polymer film attached to the output end surface that works as a Fabry Perot etalon. The input end of the hollow fiber bundle is aligned so that each fiber in the bundle is sequentially excited. A thin and flexible probe can be obtained because the probe system does not have a scanning mechanism at the distal end.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2350) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics imaging
(110.7170) Imaging systems : Ultrasound
(170.5120) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photoacoustic imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2013
Published: September 11, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Yusuke Miida and Yuji Matsuura, "All-optical photoacoustic imaging system using fiber ultrasound probe and hollow optical fiber bundle," Opt. Express 21, 22023-22033 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-19-22023


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