Miniature fibre optic ultrasonic probe

D J Webb, J Surowiec, M Sweeney, D A Jackson, J W Hand, L R Gavrilov, Lin Zhang, I Bennion

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We investigate the feasibility of using optical fiber Bragg gratings for the sensing of ultrasonic fields for medical applications. In preliminary experimental investigations, ultrasonic waves with a frequency of 950 kHz have been detected with a noise limited pressure resolution of approximately 10-2 atmospheres in a 3 KHz measurement bandwidth.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFibre Optic & Laser Sensors XIV
EditorsRamon P. DePaula, John W. Berthold III
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 1996
EventFiber Optic and Laser Sensors XIV - Denver, United States
Duration: 4 Aug 1996 → …

Publication series

NameSPIE proceedings
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceFiber Optic and Laser Sensors XIV
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Period4/08/96 → …

Bibliographical note

David J. Webb ; J. Surowiec ; M. Sweeney ; David A. Jackson ; L. R. Gavrilov ; J. W. Hand ; Lin Zhang and Ian Bennion "Miniature fiber optic ultrasonic probe", Proc. SPIE 2839, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XIV, 76 (October 25, 1996);

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  • optical fibre sensor
  • Bragg grating
  • ultrasound
  • medical


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