12 February 2009 Compact semiconductor laser sources for photoacoustic imaging
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We present a multi-wavelength semiconductor laser source for photoacoustic imaging. We discuss the abilities of the system and its limitations. In detail we analyze how this laser diode system might be used to increase the spectral contrast of ultrasonic systems. In a first test set-up we prove in principle the spectral sensitivity of this device.
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Claus-Stefan Friedrich, Mona-Carina Wawreczko, Martin P. Mienkina, Nils C. Gerhardt, Georg Schmitz, Martin R. Hofmann, "Compact semiconductor laser sources for photoacoustic imaging", Proc. SPIE 7177, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2009, 71772H (12 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.809261; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.809261
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