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Fiber Optic Broadband Ultrasonic Probe for Virtual Biopsy: Technological Solutions

  • E. Biagi
  • S. Cerbai
  • L. Masotti
  • L. Belsito
  • A. Roncaglia
  • G. Masetti
  • N. Speciale
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 91)

Abstract

An ultrasonic probe was developed by using, in conjunction, opto-acoustic and acousto-optic devices based on fiber optic technology. A Micro-Opto-Mechanical-System (MOMS) approach is proposed to realize the broadband ultrasonic probe on micromachined silicon frames suited to be mounted on the tip of optical fibers.

Keywords

Carbon Layer Fuse Silica Substrate Fiber Optic Technology Interferometer Reflectance Opto Mechanical System 
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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Biagi
    • 1
  • S. Cerbai
    • 1
  • L. Masotti
    • 1
  • L. Belsito
    • 2
  • A. Roncaglia
    • 2
  • G. Masetti
    • 3
  • N. Speciale
    • 3
  1. 1.Electronics and Telecommunications DepartmentUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Microelectronics and Microsystems InstituteCNRBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Electronics, Informatics and Systems DepartmentUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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