Miniature fibre optic ultrasonic probe


We investigate the feasibility of using optical fiber Bragg gratings for the sensing of ultrasonic fields for medical applications. In preliminary experimental investigations, ultrasonic waves with a frequency of 950 kHz have been detected with a noise limited pressure resolution of approximately 10-2 atmospheres in a 3 KHz measurement bandwidth.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
Additional Information: David J. Webb ; J. Surowiec ; M. Sweeney ; David A. Jackson ; L. R. Gavrilov ; J. W. Hand ; Lin Zhang and Ian Bennion "Miniature fiber optic ultrasonic probe", Proc. SPIE 2839, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XIV, 76 (October 25, 1996); Copyright 1996 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
Event Title: Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XIV
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 1996-08-04
Uncontrolled Keywords: optical fibre sensor,Bragg grating,ultrasound,medical
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Published Date: 1996-10-25
Authors: Webb, D J ( 0000-0002-5495-1296)
Surowiec, J
Sweeney, M
Jackson, D A
Hand, J W
Gavrilov, L R
Zhang, Lin ( 0000-0002-1691-5577)
Bennion, I



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