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Riza, N. A.
IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, Digest, vol. 2, San Antonio
Photonically controlled ultrasonic arrays: Scenarios and systems.
1996
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Wavelength diversity coupled with fiber-based time delay, optical energy delivery, and ultrasonic energy generation and sensing, are proposed for the first time to form a novel, rapidly tunable (e.g., 1 Khz-100 Mhz) and wide instantaneous bandwidth (e.g., > 50% bandwidth at center carrier), ultrasonic probe system. This novel photonic system can be used for a wide variety of ultrasonic applications such as therapy, diagnostics, and non-invasive surgery, particularly for intracavity operation with a typical 100 channel/transducer element count. This ultrasonic system architecture relies on a novel multiwavelength optical delay line module using two high speed (i.e., < 10 microseconds wavelength switching time), bulk acousto-optic tunable filters, that provide collinear, high power, multi-wavelength optical input and output beams. This wavelength selection module also provides high optical throughput (e.g., 85% efficiency), and excellent, e.g., < -30 dB optical or < -60 dB electrical blockage of the unwanted leakage (undiffracted) light, preventing noise propagation when such modules are cascaded to provide switched signal time delays.Wavelength diversity coupled with fiber-based time delay, optical energy delivery, and ultrasonic energy generation and sensing, are proposed for the first time to form a novel, rapidly tunable (e.g., 1 Khz-100 Mhz) and wide instantaneous bandwidth (e.g., > 50% bandwidth at center carrier), ultrasonic probe system. This novel photonic system can be used for a wide variety of ultrasonic applications such as therapy, diagnostics, and non-invasive surgery, particularly for intracavity operation with a typical 100 channel/transducer element count. This ultrasonic system architecture relies on a novel multiwavelength optical delay line module using two high speed (i.e., < 10 microseconds wavelength switching time), bulk acousto-optic tunable filters, that provide collinear, high power, multi-wavelength optical input and output beams. This wavelength selection module also provides high optical throughput (e.g., 85% efficiency), and excellent, e.g., < -30 dB optical or < -60 dB electrical blockage of the unwanted leakage (undiffracted) light, preventing noise propagation when such modules are cascaded to provide switched signal time delays.
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