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Title: Frustrated total internal reflection acoustic field sensor

Abstract

A frustrated total internal reflection acoustic field sensor is disclosed which allows the acquisition of the acoustic field over an entire plane, all at once. The sensor finds use in acoustic holography and acoustic diffraction tomography. For example, the sensor may be produced by a transparent plate with transparent support members tall enough to support one or more flexible membranes at an appropriate height for frustrated total internal reflection to occur. An acoustic wave causes the membrane to deflect away from its quiescent position and thus changes the amount of light that tunnels through the gap formed by the support members and into the membrane, and so changes the amount of light reflected by the membrane. The sensor(s) is illuminated by a uniform tight field, and the reflection from the sensor yields acoustic wave amplitude and phase information which can be picked up electronically or otherwise.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy
OSTI Identifier:
20050908
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 20050908
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 2 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENTS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; REFLECTION; USES; HOLOGRAPHY; TOMOGRAPHY; SOUND WAVES; MEASURING METHODS

Citation Formats

Kallman, J.S. Frustrated total internal reflection acoustic field sensor. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Kallman, J.S. Frustrated total internal reflection acoustic field sensor. United States.
Kallman, J.S. Tue . "Frustrated total internal reflection acoustic field sensor". United States.
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abstractNote = {A frustrated total internal reflection acoustic field sensor is disclosed which allows the acquisition of the acoustic field over an entire plane, all at once. The sensor finds use in acoustic holography and acoustic diffraction tomography. For example, the sensor may be produced by a transparent plate with transparent support members tall enough to support one or more flexible membranes at an appropriate height for frustrated total internal reflection to occur. An acoustic wave causes the membrane to deflect away from its quiescent position and thus changes the amount of light that tunnels through the gap formed by the support members and into the membrane, and so changes the amount of light reflected by the membrane. The sensor(s) is illuminated by a uniform tight field, and the reflection from the sensor yields acoustic wave amplitude and phase information which can be picked up electronically or otherwise.},
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