Plane wave acousto-optic imaging in reflection mode geometry

Lukasz J. Nowak*, Wiendelt Steenbergen

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We investigate the possibilities of improving performance of an acousto-optic imaging system operating in reflection mode geometry with linear ultrasound array and optodes in direct contact with a sample by using plane ultrasound waves instead of focused pulses. Differences in acoustic pressure field distributions for various transducer excitation patterns were determined numerically. Acousto-optic images of phantoms with optically absorbing inclusions were obtained experimentally by measuring laser speckle contrast decrease due to the light modulation by plane wave and focused ultrasound pulses. The light fluence rate maps reconstructed using plane wave imaging proved to be clearer and more distinct.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotons Plus Ultrasound
Subtitle of host publicationImaging and Sensing 2021
EditorsAlexander A. Oraevsky, Lihong V. Wang
ISBN (Electronic)9781510641198
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2021
EventPhotons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 6 Mar 202111 Mar 2021

Publication series

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


ConferencePhotons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online


  • acousto-optic imaging
  • plane wave
  • re ection mode
  • ultrasound linear array


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