Dynamic higher-order correction of acoustic aberration due to material microstructure

S. D. Sharples, M. Clark, Michael Geoffrey Somekh

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Material microstructure, such as grains in metals, can perturb ultrasound as it propagates through - or on the surface of - the material. This acoustic aberration affects the accuracy and reliability of ultrasound measurements and is a fundamental limit to resolution for many materials. Using an all-optical approach to generation and detection of surface acoustic waves, we detect the acoustic wave front aberrations, and correct for them by calculating a different generation profile, which is imaged onto the material using a spatial light modulator.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2288-2290
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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