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—This paper introduces a clocking scheme that can be applied in magnetic field-coupled computing devices made from Co/Pt multilayers. The clocking wires are buried under the magnetic computing layer. Oscillating currents running through these wires generate an easy-axis field in the plane of the magnets. We show that this field can propagate signals between(More)
PURPOSE Near-field radiofrequency thermoacoustic (NRT) tomography has been recently introduced for imaging electromagnetic (EM) properties of tissues using ultrawideband, high-energy impulses, which induce thermoacoustic responses. Operation in the near-field allows for more effective energy coupling into tissue, compared to using radiating sources, which(More)
We present a hybrid microscope combining multiphoton microscopy incorporating second-harmonic generation contrast and optical-resolution optoacoustic (photoacoustic) microscopy. We study the relative performance of the two systems and investigate the complementarity of contrast by demonstrating the label-free imaging capabilities of the hybrid microscope on(More)
Optical sensors of ultrasound are a promising alternative to piezoelectric techniques, as has been recently demonstrated in the field of optoacoustic imaging. In medical applications, one of the major limitations of optical sensing technology is its susceptibility to environmental conditions, e.g. changes in pressure and temperature, which may saturate the(More)
Angiogenesis is a central cancer hallmark, necessary for supporting tumor growth and metastasis. In vivo imaging of angiogenesis is commonly applied, to understand dynamic processes in cancer development and treatment strategies. However, most radiological modalities today assess angiogenesis based on indirect mechanisms, such as the rate of contrast(More)
PURPOSE Range verification in ion beam therapy relies to date on nuclear imaging techniques which require complex and costly detector systems. A different approach is the detection of thermoacoustic signals that are generated due to localized energy loss of ion beams in tissue (ionoacoustics). Aim of this work was to study experimentally the achievable(More)
We developed a reflection-mode optoacoustic mesoscopy system, based on raster-scanning of a custom designed spherically focused ultrasound detector, enabling seamless epi-illumination of the volume imaged. We study the performance of acoustic-resolution mesoscopy operating at an ultrawideband bandwidth of 20-180 MHz. i.e., a frequency band spreading over(More)
Raster-scan optoacoustic mesoscopy (RSOM) comes with high potential for in vivo diagnostic imaging in dermatology, since it allows for high resolution imaging of the natural chromophores melanin, and hemoglobin at depths of several millimeters. We have applied ultra-wideband RSOM, in the 10-160 MHz frequency band, to image healthy human skin at distinct(More)
We developed a raster-scan acoustic resolution broadband optoacoustic mesoscopy system and investigated the imaging performance using ultrasonic frequencies up to 125 MHz. The developed system achieves 7 μm axial resolution and transverse resolution of 30 μm reaching depths of at least 5 mm. This unprecedented performance is achieved by operating at(More)
We have imaged for the first time to our knowledge human skin in vivo with a raster-scan optoacoustic mesoscopy system based on a spherically focused transducer with a central frequency of 102.8 MHz and large bandwidth (relative bandwidth 105%). Using tissue phantoms we have studied the ability of the system to image vessels of sizes within the anatomically(More)