Toward virtual biopsy through an all fiber optic ultrasonic miniaturized transducer: a proposal

The present generation of devices based on opto-acoustic and acousto-optic conversion lets us foresee the possibility of realizing complete miniaturized transmitting-receiving transducers, able to generate and detect wideband ultrasound by laser light. In the present paper, a miniaturized ultrasonic transducer entirely based on fiber optic technology is… (More)