Interferometric microstructured polymer optical fiber ultrasound sensor for optoacoustic endoscopic imaging in biomedical applications


We report a characterization of the acoustic sensitivity of microstructured polymer optical fiber interferometric sensors at ultrasonic frequencies from 100kHz to 10MHz. The use of wide-band ultrasonic fiber optic sensors in biomedical ultrasonic and optoacoustic applications is an open alternative to conventional piezoelectric transducers. These kind of sensors, made of biocompatible polymers, are good candidates for the sensing element in an optoacoustic endoscope because of its high sensitivity, its shape and its non-brittle and non-electric nature. The acoustic sensitivity of the intrinsic fiber optic interferometric sensors depends strongly of the material which is composed of. In this work we compare experimentally the intrinsic ultrasonic sensitivities of a PMMA mPOF with other three optical fibers: a singlemode silica optical fiber, a single-mode polymer optical fiber and a multimode graded-index perfluorinated polymer optical fiber. © 2014 SPIE.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
Additional Information: Gallego, Daniel; Sáez Rodríguez, D.; Webb, David; Bang, Ole; Lamela, Horacio, "Interferometric microstructured polymer optical fiber ultrasound sensor for optoacoustic endoscopic imaging in biomedical applications". 23rd international conference on optical fibre sensors. eds José Miguel López-Higuera; Julian Jones; Manuel López-Amo; José Luis Santos. 91574X. 2014. Copyright 2014 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: 23rd international conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2014-06-02 - 2014-06-06
Uncontrolled Keywords: interferometry,microstructured polymer optical fiber,optoacoustic detectors,ultrasound detectors,Applied Mathematics,Computer Science Applications,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Condensed Matter Physics
ISBN: 978-1-6284-1175-1
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2024 08:07
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2014 12:00
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Published Date: 2014-06-02
Authors: Gallego, Daniel
Sáez Rodríguez, David
Webb, David (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5495-1296)
Bang, Ole
Lamela, Horacio



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