On the Pollen Detection with Photoacoustic Imaging


A photoacoustic (PA) imaging that utilizes acoustic detection of sound generated by a specimen due to the absorption of modulated light was applied to measure the amount of the pollen of the Cryptomeria japonica, Asian allergic plant. High-sensitivity PA imaging can measure pollen particles with a large dynamic range from single particle to several hundred micrograms. The PA signal dependence on the amount of the pollen showed good correlation with the amount of pollen.

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T. Hoshimiya, "On the Pollen Detection with Photoacoustic Imaging," American Journal of Plant Sciences, Vol. 4 No. 7A, 2013, pp. 29-32. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2013.47A1005.

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