AJPS  Vol.4 No.7 A , July 2013
On the Pollen Detection with Photoacoustic Imaging
Author(s) Tsutomu Hoshimiya*
ABSTRACT

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.


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