Experimental Progress of Ultrasonic Time Reversal Mirrors

  • F. Wu
  • C. Prada
  • M. Fink
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 19)


The localization of structures in heterogeneous materials is usually made by echo imaging systems. The focussing of ultrasonic waves through such heterogeneous media remains difficult, because the beam is deflected and distorted by the heterogeneities.


Heterogeneous Medium Transducer Array Phase Conjugation Pressure Diagram Time Reversal Process 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. [1]
    M. Fink, C. Prada, F. Wu and D. Cassereau. “Self Focussing with Time Reversal Mirror in inhomogeneous Media ”, IEEE 1989 Symposium Proceedings, Vol 2, 681–686, (1989).Google Scholar
  2. [2]
    D.M. Pepper. “Non linear Optical Phase Conjugation”, in Laser Handbook Vol 4, ( North-Holland Physics Publishing, Amsterdam, 1988 ), pp 333–485.Google Scholar
  3. [3]
    G.S. Agarwal, A.T. Friberg and E. Wolf. “Elimination of Distorsion by Phase Conjugation without Losses or Gains”, Opt. Corn., 43, (6), 446–450, (1981).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. [4]
    T. Sato, T. Nakayama, Y. Yamakoshi and Y. Katakoa. “Ultrasonic Phase Conjugator using a Microparticle suspendend Cell and Novelty Imaging”, Ultrasonic Imaging, 10, 68, (1988) (abstract only).Google Scholar
  5. T. Sato, H. Katakoa, Y. Yamakoshi, “Ultrasonic Phase Conjugation using Microparticle suspended Liquid Cells”, J. Acoust. Soc. Jpn. (Japan) 44 (2), 122–129 (1989) (in Japanese).Google Scholar
  6. [5]
    M. Nikoonahad and T.L. Pusateri. “Ultrasonic Phase Conjugation”, J. Appl. Phys., 66, (9), 4512–4513, (1989)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. [6]
    C. Prada, F. Wu, M. Fink. “The Iterative Time Reversal Mirror: A Solution to Self Focussing in Pulse Echo mode”, to be published in JASA, (1991).Google Scholar
  8. [7]
    S. W. Flax and O’Donnel. “Phase Aberration Correction using Signals from Point Reflectors and diffuse Scatterers: Basic Principles”, IEEE Trans. on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 35, (6), 758–767, (1988)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. [8]
    M. Fink, R. Mallart, F. Cancre. “The Random Phase Transducer: A New Technique for Incoherent Processing-Basic Principles and Theory”, IEEE Trans. on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 35, (2), 54–69, (1990)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. [9]
    R. Mallart and M. Fink. “Sound Speed Fluctuations in Medical Ultrasound Imaging. Comparison between Different Correction Algorithms”, to be published in the same issueGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Wu
    • 1
  • C. Prada
    • 1
  • M. Fink
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire Ondes et AcoustiqueUniversité Paris VII, ESPCIParis cédex 05France

Personalised recommendations