Imaging with a variable wavelength photoacoustic (PA) microscope is a technique that permits the characterization of surface-improved materials, layered materials, etc. The authors present theoretical and experimental studies of the modulation frequency dependence and the image for a layered sample using a variable-wavelength PA microscope. The theoretical predictions are compared with experimental results on a PA signal as a function of modulation frequency for a layered polypropylene film when varying the wavelengths. Good agreement was obtained for varied wavelengths. Examples are presented of photoacoustic images obtained with the variable-wavelength PA microscope. These show a change of PA signal caused by the alteration of the layer which absorbs the incident light.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 1990 Dec 1|
|Event||Proceedings of the IEEE 1990 Ultrasonics Symposium - Honolulu, HI, USA|
Duration: 1990 Dec 4 → 1990 Dec 7
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