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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 9 — Oct. 2, 2013

Sensitivity enhancement of an open-cavity-based optoacoustic sensor

Ralph Peterson, Steven Solis, Bailin Zhang, He Huang, and Jing Yong Ye  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 15, pp. 2739-2741 (2013)

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We present a new method for sensitive ultrasound detection using an open-cavity optoacoustic sensor. Our results have demonstrated significant enhancement of detection sensitivity when the open-cavity sensor is used in media with large isothermal compressibility. A near-linear relationship between detected optoacoustic signal strength and isothermal compressibility has been found.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(110.5125) Imaging systems : Photoacoustics

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: April 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2013
Published: July 24, 2013

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

Ralph Peterson, Steven Solis, Bailin Zhang, He Huang, and Jing Yong Ye, "Sensitivity enhancement of an open-cavity-based optoacoustic sensor," Opt. Lett. 38, 2739-2741 (2013)

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