Detection of ultrasound-modulated diffuse photons using spectral-hole burning. Academic Article uri icon


  • The lack of efficient detection techniques has so far prevented ultrasound-modulated optical tomography from achieving maturity. By applying a quantum spectral filter based on spectral-hole burning, one modulation sideband of the ultrasound-modulated diffuse photons can be efficiently selected while the DC and the other sidebands are blocked. This technique features a large etendue as well as the capability of processing numerous speckles in parallel. It is also immune to speckle decorrelation, potentially allowing real-time in vivo imaging. Both theory and experiments are presented.

published proceedings

  • Opt Express

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Li, Y., Hemmer, P., Kim, C., Zhang, H., & Wang, L. V.

citation count

  • 57

complete list of authors

  • Li, Youzhi||Hemmer, Philip||Kim, Chulhong||Zhang, Huiliang||Wang, Lihong V

publication date

  • September 2008