Laser-generation of ultrasonic X-waves using axicon transducers

Passler, K.; Nuster, R.; Gratt, S.; Burgholzer, P.; Paltauf, G.
February 2009
Applied Physics Letters;2/9/2009, Vol. 94 Issue 6, pN.PAG
Academic Journal
Photoacoustic and classical ultrasound imaging are both based upon ultrasonic waves but use different contrast mechanisms. For the development of a scanning acoustic microscope that uses both contrasts, an axicon transducer generating nondiffracting ultrasound, also called X-waves, by illumination with short laser pulses is investigated. Such a transducer provides simultaneously high depth of field and high lateral resolution. In this work, the spatial and temporal characteristics of the laser-generated X-waves are investigated using experiments and theoretical simulations. The experimental results reveal a characteristic spatial pulse width of 50 μm and a focal depth that complies well with the theoretical predictions.


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