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Detection and numerical simulation of optoacoustic near- and farfield signals observed in PVA hydrogel phantoms

@article{Melchert2017DetectionAN,
  title={Detection and numerical simulation of optoacoustic near- and farfield signals observed in PVA hydrogel phantoms},
  author={Oliver Melchert and E. Blumenrother and Merve Wollweber and Bernhard Wilhelm Roth},
  journal={arXiv: Computational Physics},
  year={2017}
}
We present numerical simulations for modelling optoacoustic (OA) signals observed in PVA hydrogel tissue phantoms. We review the computational approach to model the underlying mechanisms, i.e. optical absorption of laser energy and acoustic propagation of mechanical stress, geared towards experiments that involve absorbing media only. We apply the numerical procedure to model signals observed in the acoustic near- and farfield in both, forward and backward detection mode, in PVA hydrogel tissue… 

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