14 October 2003 Dual-wavelength optoacoustic imaging
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Abstract
Spectral optoacoustic imaging provides information about functional tissue properties in addition to tissue structure. To acquire simultaneously images at two wavelengths a wavelength-multiplexing method is proposed that uses two outputs from a pump laser - OPO (optical parametric oscillator) system. Two-dimensional optoacoustic images were created using a synthetic aperture focusing technique. A clear discrimination of phantom objects due to their different absorption properties at the two wavelengths was achieved. First in vivo images of blood vessels indicate that this method may be useful in generating maps of blood oxygenation.
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Guenther Paltauf, "Dual-wavelength optoacoustic imaging", Proc. SPIE 5143, Novel Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications, (14 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500444; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.500444
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Sensors

Absorption

Optical parametric oscillators

Signal detection

Blood

Pulsed laser operation

Tissues

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