Characterization and modeling of acousto-optic signal strengths in highly scattering media

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title = "Characterization and modeling of acousto-optic signal strengths in highly scattering media",
abstract = "Ultrasound optical tomography (UOT) is an imaging technique based on the acousto-optic effect that can perform optical imaging with ultrasound resolution inside turbid media, and is thus interesting for biomedical applications, e.g. for assessing tissue blood oxygenation. In this paper, we present near background free measurements of UOT signal strengths using slow light filter signal detection. We carefully analyze each part of our experimental setup and match measured signal strengths with calculations based on diffusion theory. This agreement between experiment and theory allows us to assert the deep tissue imaging potential of ∼ 5 cm for UOT of real human tissues predicted by previous theoretical studies [Biomed. Opt. Express 8, 4523 (2017)] with greater confidence, and indicate that future theoretical analysis of optimized UOT systems can be expected to be reliable.",
author = "Alexander Bengtsson and David Hill and Meng Li and Mengqiao Di and Magnus Cinthio and Tobias Erl{\"o}v and Stefan Andersson-Engels and Nina Reistad and Andreas Walther and Lars Rippe and Stefan Kr{\"o}ll",
year = "2019",
doi = "10.1364/BOE.10.005565",
language = "English",
volume = "10",
pages = "5565--5584",
journal = "Biomedical Optics Express",
issn = "2156-7085",
publisher = "Optical Society of America",
number = "11",