Photoacoustic generation of focused ultrasonic pulses with predefined temporal profiles including quasi-unipolar pressure pulses

Konstantin Maslov*, Hao F. Zhang, Lihong V. Wang

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Abstract

One of the applications of the photoacoustic effect in biomedical research is generation of ultra-short acoustic pressure pulses in tissue. An acoustic wave is generated directly in tissue or in an acoustically well coupled immersion liquid, thus avoiding mechanical resonances of the piezoelectric ultrasonic transducer. Although laser generation of the unipolar pressure pulses has been proposed and used before, little attention was paid to the change of the temporal shape of the pulse when it propagates from a transducer. Here we derive simple mathematical solution which helps to predict the pulse shape in the focal region of the transducer and to experimentally verify theoretical calculations showing generation of short quasi-unipolar pressure pulses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhotons Plus Ultrasound
Subtitle of host publicationImaging and Sensing 2008: The Ninth Conference on Biomedical Thermoacoustics, Optoacoustics, and Acousto-optics
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event9th Conference on Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2008 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 20 2008Jan 23 2008

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume6856
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Other

Other9th Conference on Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period1/20/081/23/08

Keywords

  • Bio-effects of ultrasound
  • Photoacoustics
  • Ultrasound modulated optical tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomaterials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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