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Fabrication of a PMN-PZT needle hydrophone for photoacoustic imaging
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Fabrication of a PMN-PZT needle hydrophone for photoacoustic imaging
Fan, Xiaofeng; Cao, Yonggang; Ha, Kanglyeol; Kim, Moojoon; Kang, Hyun Wook; Oh, Junghwan;
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For application to several MHz photoacoustic imaging systems, a needle hydrophone was designed and fabricated by using PMN-PZT piezoelectric single crystal, and its characteristics were evaluated through comparison with a commercial PVDF(Polybinylidene Fluoride) hydrophone of which receiving sensitivity is known. The simulation using the KLM model results show that the peak receiving impulse response for terminating impedance of the fabricated hydrophone is -261.6 dB re and the frequency response is relatively flat over 2 ~ 12 MHz with fluctuation less than 5 dB. The measurement results using tone burst signals also show that it has higher (ave. 10.9 dB) sensitivity than the commercial hydrophone in 2 ~ 8 MHz, and the receiving sensitivity of dB re was measured for the fabricated hydrophone. In addition, it is known that the photoacoustic signals and the image of a hair obtained by a mechanical scanned photoacoustic imaging system with the fabricated hydrophone were bigger and better than those obtained with the commercial hydrophone.
Photoacoustic effect;Ultrasonic transducer;Piezoelectric crystal PMN-PZT;PVDF (Polyvinylidene Fluoride) piezoelectric film;Ultrasound image;
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