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Interferometric optical fiber sensor for optoacoustic endomicroscopy.

J. Biophotonics 14:e202000501 (2021)
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Optical fiber sensors can offer robust and miniaturized detection of wideband ultrasound, yielding high sensitivity and immunity to electromagnetic interference. However, the lack of cost-effective manufacturing methods prevents the disseminated use of these sensors in biomedical applications. In this study, we developed and optimized a simple method to create optical cavities with high-quality mirrors for acoustic sensing based on micro-manipulation of UV-curable optical adhesives and electroless chemical silver deposition. This approach enables the manufacturing of ultrasound sensors based on Fabry-Pérot Interferometers (FPI) on optical fiber tips with minimal production costs. Characterization and high-resolution optoacoustic imaging experiments show that the manufacturing process yielded a fiber sensor with a small NEP (11 mPa/ Hz ) over a broad detection bandwidth (25 MHz), generally outperforming conventional piezoelectric based transducers. We discuss how the new manufacturing process leads to a high-performance acoustic detector that, due to low cost, can be used as a disposable sensor.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
Schlagwörter Endomicroscopy ; Fabry-pérot Interferometer ; Optical Fiber Sensor ; Optical Resonator ; Optoacoustic Imaging ; Ultrasound Transducer; Polymer-film; Photoacoustic Microscopy; Ultrasound Sensor
ISSN (print) / ISBN 1864-063X
e-ISSN 1864-0648
Quellenangaben Band: 14, Heft: 7, Seiten: , Artikelnummer: e202000501 Supplement: ,
Verlag Wiley
Verlagsort Postfach 101161, 69451 Weinheim, Germany
Begutachtungsstatus Peer reviewed
Förderungen Horizon 2020 Framework Programme