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Title: Fast photoacoustic imaging systems using pulsed laser diodes: a review
Authors: Upputuri, Paul Kumar
Pramanik, Manojit
Keywords: Photoacoustic Imaging
Pulsed Laser Diode
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Upputuri, P. K., & Pramanik, M. (2018). Fast photoacoustic imaging systems using pulsed laser diodes: a review. Biomedical Engineering Letters, 8(2), 167-181.
Series/Report no.: Biomedical Engineering Letters
Abstract: Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) is a newly emerging imaging modality for preclinical and clinical applications. The conventional PAI systems use Q-switched Nd:YAG/OPO (Optical Parametric Oscillator) nanosecond lasers as excitation sources. Such lasers are expensive, bulky, and imaging speed is limited because of low pulse repetition rate. In recent years, the semiconductor laser technology has advanced to generate high-repetitions rate near-infrared pulsed lasers diodes (PLDs) which are reliable, less-expensive, hand-held, and light-weight, about 200 g. In this article, we review the development and demonstration of PLD based PAI systems for preclinical and clinical applications reported in recent years.
ISSN: 2093-9868
DOI: 10.1007/s13534-018-0060-9
Schools: School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering 
Rights: © 2018 Korean Society of Medical and Biological Engineering and Springer. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Biomedical Engineering Letters, Korean Society of Medical and Biological Engineering and Springer. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [].
Fulltext Permission: open
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