Abstract

We report the use of short ultrasonic bursts and high-peak-power laser pulses to detect absorbing objects in thick scattering media (SMs). The detection of ultrasound-tagged photons is performed with a double-pass confocal Fabry–Perot interferometer. Photons shifted by the fundamental and harmonic frequencies of the ultrasonic bursts were observed. Absorbing objects were detected in 30- and 60-mm-thick SMs including a sample of biological tissue.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Layout of the setup. Abbreviations are defined in the text. Other components are lenses. (b) Pulse temporal profile at the exit of the MOPA. (c) Lateral distribution of the pressure wave in the focal plane.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Tagged-photon signal at 5 (circles), 10 (triangles), and 15 (squares) MHz. Solid curve, quadratic fit. (b) Zoom of (a).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Image (without averaging) of a piece of jellified India ink ( 3   mm × 3   mm × 3   mm ) in the central plane of a 30-mm-thick SM.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Images (16-line averages) of objects in the central plane of a 30-mm-thick SM. Left, piece of jellified India ink ( 3   mm × 3   mm × 3   mm ) . Right, piece of white putty ( 4   mm × 5   mm × 5   mm ) .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Image (256-line average) of a piece of jellified India ink ( 3   mm × 3   mm × 3   mm ) in the central plane of a 60-mm-thick SM.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Image (128-line average) of a piece of jellified India ink ( 3   mm × 3   mm × 3   mm ) in the central plane of a 60-mm-thick sample of chicken breast.

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