Laser-induced acoustic pressure waves generated by irregularly shaped absorbing objects

S. L. Jacques, G. Paltauf

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An overview is given on the advantages and disadvantages of optoacoustic imaging. Mathematics of optoacoustics for describing of thermoelastic expansion pressure related to velocity potential velocity and potential related to energy deposition is discussed. Examples of laser-induced acoustic pressure wave generation by irregularly shaped absorbing objects are also given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)519-530
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventSaratov Fall Meeting 2000 Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine II - Saratov, Russian Federation
Duration: Oct 3 2000Oct 6 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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