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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 13 — Dec. 2, 2009

Ultrasound-modulated optical imaging using a high-power pulsed laser and a double-pass confocal Fabry–Perot interferometer

Guy Rousseau, Alain Blouin, and Jean-Pierre Monchalin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 21, pp. 3445-3447 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003445


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Abstract

We report the use of short ultrasonic bursts and high-peak-power laser pulses to detect absorbing objects in thick scattering media (SMs). The detection of ultrasound-tagged photons is performed with a double-pass confocal Fabry–Perot interferometer. Photons shifted by the fundamental and harmonic frequencies of the ultrasonic bursts were observed. Absorbing objects were detected in 30- and 60-mm-thick SMs including a sample of biological tissue.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution
(170.1065) Medical optics and biotechnology : Acousto-optics

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: April 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 24, 2009
Published: October 30, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 13 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Guy Rousseau, Alain Blouin, and Jean-Pierre Monchalin, "Ultrasound-modulated optical imaging using a high-power pulsed laser and a double-pass confocal Fabry–Perot interferometer," Opt. Lett. 34, 3445-3447 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-21-3445

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