Photoacoustic Doppler axial flow measurement of homogenous media using structured illumination
We propose time and frequency domain methods for homogenous flow measurement based on the photoacoustic Doppler effect. Excited by spatially modulated laser pulses, the flowing medium induces a Doppler frequency shift in the received photoacoustic signals. The frequency shift is proportional to the component of the flow speed projected onto the acoustic beam axis. These methods do not rely on particle heterogeneity in the medium. A red-ink phantom flowing in a tube immersed in water was used to validate the methods in both frequency and time domains. © 2014 SPIE.