FURI | Fall 2020
Photoacoustic Microscopy with Schlieren Optics to Provide Real-Time Imaging
Wide-field photoacoustic microscopy (PAM) images are challenging to display in real-time because these systems only gather one dimensional depth scans per laser pulse. Reconstructing these images is time consuming since it requires two-dimensional raster scanning. This delay limits both research and clinical applications of PAM. Schlieren optics is a technique that can visualize sound using standard microscope cameras and has the potential to enable full time image capture rather than only one-dimensional depth scans when coupled with PAM. In this work, we aim to use Schlieren optics to effectively reduce PAM reconstruction time to that of the camera frame rate.
Derek Tian Smetanick
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Graduation date: Spring 2023