Acoustic Microscopy Using Amplitude and Phase Measurements
We have built a low-frequency scanning acoustic microscope (SAM) that measures both amplitude and phase. The majority of SAMs simply measure the amplitude of the reflected signal. Measuring the phase gives a great deal more information. For one thing, the phase is very sensitive to height variations. Measuring the phase also gives us the ability to do signal processing on the resulting images, such as removing the effects of surface features from defocused images of subsurface defects.
KeywordsFuse Quartz Tone Burst Acoustic Image Shallow Depression Acoustic Microscope
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