1 April 2003 Optoacoustic determination of optical attenuation depth using interferometric detection
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J. of Biomedical Optics, 8(2), (2003). doi:10.1117/1.1559731
Abstract
We use a modified Mach-Zehnder interferometer to measure surface displacement resulting from the thermoelastic response of a target to the absorption of a short laser pulse with axial and temporal resolutions of 0.1 nm and 3 ns, respectively. These measurements are used in conjunction with a solution to the thermoelastic wave equation and a nonlinear optimization algorithm to extract optical attenuation depth. We demonstrate the ability to determine the effective optical attenuation depth of homogeneous targets with either diffuse or specular reflecting surfaces with a precision of 4% for attenuation depths spanning 0.1 to 2 mm.
Barry P. Payne, Vasan Venugopalan, Bora B. Mikic, Norman S. Nishioka, "Optoacoustic determination of optical attenuation depth using interferometric detection," Journal of Biomedical Optics 8(2), (1 April 2003). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1559731
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Signal attenuation

Glasses

Pulsed laser operation

Interferometers

Absorption

Potassium

Interferometry

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