Flexible wide-field high-resolution scanning camera for continuous-wave acoustic holography

Rev Sci Instrum. 2018 Nov;89(11):114901. doi: 10.1063/1.5053666.


We present a system for measuring the amplitude and phase profiles of the pressure field of a harmonic acoustic wave with the goal of reconstructing the volumetric sound field. Unlike optical holograms that cannot be reconstructed exactly because of the inverse problem, acoustic holograms are completely specified in the recording plane. We demonstrate volumetric reconstructions of simple arrangements of objects using the Rayleigh-Sommerfeld diffraction integral and introduce a technique to analyze the dynamic properties of insonated objects.