Vibrating Sample Method For Amplitude And Phase Measurements With The Acoustic Microscope

Michael Geoffrey Somekh, D. Zhang, J. M. Rowe

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The letter describes how the scanning acoustic microscope may be operated in a continuous wave mode. By oscillating the sample by approximately a few hundred angstroms, single frequency amplitude and phase measurements may be obtained with the acoustic microscope. We also show that the method should allow very high frequency quantitative operation of the microscope, where conventional pulse echo methods would fail. A system implementation and preliminary results are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1262-1263
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • Acoustic microscopy
  • Acousto-optics
  • Measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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