Research

In Development

  • Research on underwater GCLAD for nondestructive evaluation continues.  Some results have been reported, see GCLAD publications below.
  • Tria 3.0 has been released.
  • New Underwater GCLAD scanning methods are being studied.

 

GCLAD Publications

 

  • J.N. Caron. "Focused ultrasound sensing in water using a GCLAD system," the 5th International Symposium on Laser-Ultrasonics and Advanced Sensing, July 4-8, 2016, in Linz Austria, published in Feb 2017 issue of NDT.net abstract  paper
  • J. L. Johnson, K. van Wijk, J. N. Caron, and M. Timmerman, "Photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging with a gas-coupled laser acoustic line detector," Proc. SPIE 9708, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2016, 970814 (March 15, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2211800. abstract
  • J. L. Johnson, K. van Wijk, J. N. Caron, and M. Timmerman. "Gas-coupled laser acoustic detection as a non-contact line detector for photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging." Journal of Optics 18, no. 2 (2016): 024005.
  • J.N. Caron, "Immersion Detection of Ultrasound using a GCLAD system," Laser Ultrasonics Symposium, Evanston, Illinois, USA, June 29, 2015. abstract paper
  • J.N. Caron and G.P. DiComo, "Frequency Response of Optical Beam Deflection by Ultrasound in Water," Applied Optics, 53(32), 7677-7683. abstract
  • J.N. Caron, "Atypical Applications for Gas-coupled Laser Acoustic Detection," presented on June 25, 2013, at the 3rd International Symposium on Laser Ultrasonics and Advanced Sensing, Tokahoma, Japan. abstract paper
  • J.N. Caron and P. Kunapareddy, "Application of Gas-coupled Laser Acoustic Detection to Gelatins and Underwater Sensing," Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, ed. by D.O. Thompson and D.E. Chimenti, AIP, Vol. 32, 2013.Dr. Caron presents new research at the Laser Ultrasonics Symposium in Japan.
  • J.N. Caron, "Displacement and Deflection Sensitivity of Gas-coupled Laser Acoustic Detection," published in Laser Ultrasonics,  2008. abstract paper
  • J.N. Caron, "Displacement and Deflection of an Optical Beam by Airborne Ultrasound,"  Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation , ed. by D.O. Thompson and D.E. Chimenti, AIP, Vol. 27A, 2008, p.247. (Cited by 3) abstract paper
  • J.N. Caron, D.M. Huber, V. DiPietro, and C.J. Rollins, "Progress towards a portable laser-based ultrasound sensor using gas-coupled laser acoustic detection," Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, ed. by D.O. Thompson and D.E. Chimenti, AIP, Vol. 24A, 2005. (Cited by 2) abstract
  • J.N. Caron, Y. Yang, J.B. Mehl and K.V. Steiner, "Overview: Ultrasound sensing using Gas-coupled Laser Acoustic Detection," (Cited by 2) Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 17, 2002, p. 169.
  • J.N. Caron, Y. Yang, J.B. Mehl, and K.V. Steiner, ``Gas coupled laser acoustic detection for ultrasound inspection of composite materials", (Cited by 11) Materials Evaluation, Vol. 58, No. 5, 2001, p. 667. abstract
  • J.N. Caron, Y. Yang, J.B. Mehl and K.V. Steiner, "Multiple-beam detection using Gas-coupled Laser Acoustic Detection,"  Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, vol 20, 2000. abstract
  • J.N. Caron, J.B. Mehl and K.V. Steiner, "Gas-coupled laser acoustic detection." U.S. Patent 6,041,020, issued March 21, 2000.
  • J.N. Caron, Y. Yang, J.B. Mehl and K.V. Steiner, "Progress in Gas-coupled Laser Acoustic Detection," Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, vol 18, 1998, p.317.
  • J.N Caron, Y. Yang, J.B. Mehl and K.V. Steiner, "Gas-coupled Laser Acoustic Detection at Ultrasonic and Audio Frequencies," (Cited by 15) Review of Scientific Instruments, vol 69(8), 1998, p. 2912. abstract
  • Re-Discovered Paper==> J.N. Caron, Y. Yang, J.B. Mehl and K.V. Steiner, "Thermoelastic and Ablative Laser Generation of Ultrasonic Waveforms in Graphite/Polymer Composite Materials," submitted to the Journal for Applied Physics for publication, but was never published, May 1998. abstract paper
  • J.N. Caron, J.B. Mehl and K.V. Steiner, "Acoustic-wave detection by optical beam deflection," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 103, No. 5, Pt. 2, May 1998.
  • J.N. Caron, J.B. Mehl and K.V. Steiner, "Laser-based ultrasonic NDE using gas-coupled laser acoustic detection.," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 103, No. 5, Pt. 2, May 1998. 
  • J.N. Caron, J.B. Mehl and K.V. Steiner, "Ultrasonic NDE of Composite Panels by Gas-coupled Laser Acoustic Detection", (Cited by 1) Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, vol 17, 1997.
  • J.N. Caron, Application of Laser Ultrasonics to Graphite/Polymer Composites, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Delaware, August 1997.
  • J.N. Caron, Y. Yang, J.B. Mehl and K.V. Steiner, "Laser generation and detection of elastic waves in graphite/polymer composites," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 100, No. 4, Pt. 2, Oct. 1996.

 

 


SeDDaRA Publications

  • James N. Caron, Marcos J. Montes, and Jerome L. Obermark, "Extracting flat-field images from scene-based image sequences using phase correlation," Review of Scientific Instruments 87, 063710 (2016); doi: 10.1063/1.4954730 abstract  paper
  • Exclusive Paper==> J.N. Caron, "Application of SeDDaRA Blind Deconvolution for Efficient Improvement of Confocal Microscopy Images", Quarktet Technical Note, February 2, 2011.  abstract  paper.
  • W.E. Vanderlinde and J.N. Caron, "Blind Deconvolution of SEM Images," Proceedings of the 33rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, November, 2007,  p. 97-102.(Cited by 7) abstract
  • J.N. Caron, "Signal processing using the self-deconvolving data reconstruction algorithm." U.S. Patent 6,859,564, issued February 22, 2005.
  • J.N. Caron, "Rapid supersampling of multiframe sequences by use of blind deconvolution," Optics Letters, September, 2004, Vol 29, No. 17, p. 1986-1988.(Cited by 5) abstract  paper
  • J.N. Caron, "Blind deconvolution of audio-frequency signals using the self-deconvolving data restoration algorithm," (Cited by 3) The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, July, 2004, Vol 116, No. 1, p. 373-378. abstract  paper
  • J.N. Caron, N.M. Namazi, and C.J. Rollins, "Noniterative blind data restoration by use of an extracted filter function,"  (Cited by 45)  Applied Optics, November 10, 2002, Vol 41, No. 32, p. 6884. abstract  paper
  • J.N. Caron, N.M. Namazi, R.L. Lucke, C.J. Rollins, and P.R. Lynn, Jr., "Blind data restoration with an extracted filter function,"  Optics Letters , August 1, 2001, Vol 26, No.15, p. 1164. (Cited by 30) abstract
 
 

Due to copyright concerns, full research papers for some journals are not included here.  If you have interest in a paper, feel free to ask us to send you a copy.

 

Continuous Laser Generation of Ultrasound (CLGU) Publications

  • J.N. Caron, G.P. DiComo, "Continuous Laser Generation of Ultrasound," Laser Ultrasonics Symposium, Evanston, Illinois, USA, June 29, 2015. abstract paper
  • J.N. Caron, "Atypical Applications for Gas-coupled Laser Acoustic Detection," presented on June 25, 2013, at the 3rd International Symposium on Laser Ultrasonics and Advanced Sensing, Tokahoma, Japan.abstractpaper
  • James N. Caron, Gregory P. DiComo, and Sergei Nikitin, "Generation of ultrasound in materials using continuous-wave lasers," (Cited by 7) Opt. Lett. 37, 830-832 (2012). abstract
  • J.N. Caron, G.P. Dicomo, and S. Nikitin,"Continuous Laser Generation of Ultrasound in Materials using High Power Fiber Lasers," Lasers, Sources and Related Photonics Devices, OSA, February 3, 2012, Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, California, USA.
  • J.N. Caron, G.P. Dicomo, and S. Nikitin, "Continuous Laser Generation of Ultrasound for Nondestructive Evaluation,"  Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation , ed. by D.O. Thompson and D.E. Chimenti, AIP, Vol. 30, 2011. (Cited by 1)
  • Caron, James N. "Continuous Laser Generation of Ultrasound." U.S. Patent 20,110,048,135, issued March 3, 2011.

Third-Party Papers

These are published papers that reference or use our techniques.

 

  • Timmerman, Miriam. "Characterizing GCLAD as a non-contact detector for biomedical applications." (2016).
  • Kumar, Rahul, Manoj Purohit, Deepa Saini, and Brajesh Kumar Kaushik. "Air Turbulence Mitigation Techniques for Long-Range Terrestrial Surveillance." IETE Technical Review (2016): 1-15.
  • Yao Ren, Runcai Miao, Xiaoming Su, and Hua Chen, "Visualizing detecting low-frequency underwater acoustic signals by means of optical diffraction," Appl. Opt. 55, 2018-2023 (2016)
  • Ma, Yongqiang, and Yang Nie. "Model-Based Design Methodology for Blind Image Restoration." International Journal of Smart Home 9, no. 10 (2015): 205-214.

  • Bagheri, Abdollah, Elisabetta Pistone, and Piervincenzo Rizzo. "Outlier Analysis and Artificial Neural Network for the Noncontact Nondestructive Evaluation of Immersed Plates." Research in Nondestructive Evaluation 26, no. 3 (2015): 154-173.

  • Bal, Ufuk, Mehmet Engin, and Urs Utzinger. "A multiresolution approach for enhancement and denoising of microscopy images." Signal, Image and Video Processing 9, no. 4 (2015): 787-799.

  • Xue, Feng, and Thierry Blu. "A Novel SURE-Based Criterion for Parametric PSF Estimation." Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on 24, no. 2 (2015): 595-607.

  • Xue, Feng, Jiaqi Liu, Zhifeng Li, Shengdong Liu, Gang Meng, and Li Zhang. "Mallows’ statistics C L: A novel criterion for parametric PSF estimation." Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation 33 (2015): 115-122.
  • Tran, Phu Ninh, Quang Thi Nguyen, Hieu Dang Quang, and Hong Quang Le. "A Novel DECONVOLUTION ALGORITHM FOR IMAGE RESTORATION." International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology 7, no. 6 (2015): 1774.
  • Lifshin, Eric, Yudhishthir P. Kandel, and Richard L. Moore. "Improving Scanning Electron Microscope Resolution for Near Planar Samples Through the Use of Image Restoration." Microscopy and microanalysis: the official journal of Microscopy Society of America, Microbeam Analysis Society, Microscopical Society of Canada (2013): 1-12.

  • Johnson, Jami L. "Biomedical Photoacoustic Imaging Using Gas-coupled Laser Acoustic Detection." (2013).

  • Goncharov, A. S., N. G. Iroshnikov, and Andrey V. Larichev. "Retinal imaging: adaptive optics." In Handbook of Coherent-Domain Optical Methods, pp. 397-434. Springer New York, 2013.

  • Chowdhry, Danish Ali, I. Touqir, and A. M. Siddiqui. "Contrast Enhancement in Poor Visibility Conditions Using Guided Filtering." Radioengineering (2013).
  • Marini, Leonardo, Jasmina Kozarev, Ladislav Grad, M. Jezersek, and B. Cencic. "Fractional Er: YAG Skin Conditioning for Enhanced Efficacy of Nd: YAG Q-Switched Laser Tattoo Removal." J Laser Health Acad 1 (2012): 35-40.
  • Wen, Bo, Jing Zhang, and Zipeng Jiao. "Hardware architecture design of image restoration based on time-frequency domain computation." In Eighth International Symposium on Multispectral Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, pp. 892002-892002. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2013.

  • Rao, Changhui, Hua Bao, and Yu Tian. AO-Based High Resolution Image Post-Processing. INTECH Open Access Publisher, 2012.

  • Sohn, Hoon. "Laser based structural health monitoring for civil, mechanical, and aerospace systems." In SPIE Smart Structures and Materials+ Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, pp. 834502-834502. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2012.

  • Darcie, Thomas E., Hamid Pahlevaninezhad, and Keith Taylor. "Improved interaction geometries for efficient acousto-optic beam deflection sensing in air." Optical Sensors, pp. SM2F-3. Optical Society of America, 2012. (There is no reference to our work, but it is clearly GCLAD.)

  • Hoon Sohn, "Laser based structural health monitoring for civil, mechanical, and aerospace systems," Proc. SPIE 8345, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2012, 834502, doi:10.1117/12.921722.

  • Barmak Heshmat, Thomas E. Darcie, Keith Taylor, Hamid Pahlevaninezhad, Masood Omoomi, and Saeid Sadri, "The effect of detector distance and beam width in acousto-optical beam deflection probing in air", Optics and Laser Technology, Volume 44, Issue 4, p. 734-740, 2012.

  • Jezersek, Matija, Ladislav Grad, Tomaž Požar, Boris Cencic, Irena Bacak, and Janez Mozina. "Optodynamic monitoring of laser tattoo removal." In European Conferences on Biomedical Optics, pp. 809214-809214. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2011. (There is no reference to our work, but it is clearly GCLAD.)
  • Bo Wen, Qiheng Zhang and Jianlin Zhang, "Further optimization of SeDDaRA blind image deconvolution algorithm and its DSP implementation", Proc. SPIE 8005, 800502 (2011); doi:10.1117/12.901617.

  • Rudnaya, Maria E., Robert MM Mattheij, Joseph ML Maubach, and Hennie G. Ter Morsche. "Orientation identification of the power spectrum." Optical Engineering 50, no. 10 (2011): 103201-103201.

  • Hao Yuanyuan, Zhang Yao, and Qi Xiaoping, "FPGA-based blind image restoration algorithm," Ordnance Industry Automation, Vol 29 (9), 2010.

  • Assentoft, Jørgen Erik, Jesper Skovhus Thomsen, and Arne Andreasen. "Supersampling in PET. A concept for improvement of the resolution of positron emission tomography." Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE, pp. 3622-3625. IEEE, 2010.

  • Chao Wang, LiFeng Sun, ZhuoYuan Chen, JianWei Zhang and ShiQiang Yang, "Multi-scale blind motion deblurring using local minimum," Inverse Problems 26 015003, 2010.

  • Yu Tian,Changhui Rao, Lei Zhu, and Xuejun Rao, "Modified self-deconvolution restoration algorithm for adaptive-optics solar images," Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 15, pp. 2541-2543 (2010)

  • Tati Rajab Mengko, Astri Handayani, Vanya Vabrina Valindria, Samekta Hadi, and Iwan Sovani, "Image Processing in Retinal Angiography: Extracting Angiographical Features without the Requirement of Contrast Agents," MVA2009 IAPR Conference on Machine Vision Applications, May 20-22, 2009.

  • Li, Dalong, and Steve Simske. "Atmospheric turbulence degraded-image restoration by kurtosis minimization." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE 6, no. 2 (2009): 244-247.

  • Haorui Zuo, Qihen Zhang, and Rujin Zhao, "An efficiency restoration method for turbulence-degraded image base on improved SeDDaRA method," Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7383, 738341 (2009).

  • Zhimin Xu and Edmund Y. Lam, "Maximum a posteriori blind image deconvolution with Huber–Markov random-field regularization," Opt. Lett. 34, 1453-1455 (2009).

  • Hadi, Samekta, "Restorasi Cita Autoflourescence Retina pada Kamera Fundus menggunakan Blind Deconvolution SeDDaRA". Tugas Akhir STEI ITB, 2008.

  • Sergey Chalkov, Natalie Meshalkina and Chang-Su Kim, "Post-Processing Algorithm for Reducing Ringing Artefacts. in Deblurred Images," 23rd International Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications, 2008.

  • Jin Yang, "Quality inspection and reliability study of solder bumps in packaged electronic devices: Using laser ultrasound and finite element methods" Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008.

  • Zhao, Yan, Zhonghua Shen, Jian Lu, and Xiaowu Ni. "Laser-induced Scholte wave detection at air-solid interfaces by beam deflection technique." Optical Engineering 46, no. 2 (2007): 024302-024302. (although they do not provide the appropriate credit).

  • Dalong Li and Steve Simske, "Atmospheric Turbulence Degraded Image Restoration by Kurtosis Minimization," IEEE GeoScience and Remote Sensing Letters, 2009. (Although we do not agree with their results.)

  • Xiao-Yue Zhai, Erik Ilsø Christensen, and Arne Andreasen, "Low Noise Electron Microscopy by Merging Multiple Images Digitized from Conventional Films with Reference to the Mouse Kidney," Microscopy and Microanalysis, vol. 12, Issue 3, p.255-261, 2006.

  • Y. Sudo, N. Baba, N. Miura, S. Ueno, and R. Kitai, "Application of self-deconvolution method to shift-and-add solar imaging," Applied Optics, Vol, 45, 2707-2710 (2006).

  • Kouki Yamaguchi and Pak-Kon Choi, "Probing Focused Sound Fields Using Optical-Beam Deflection Method," Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 45, No. 5B, 2006, pp. 4621-4624.

  • "Spotlight on Hidden Physicists," Radiations, The Offical Publication of Sigma PI Sigma, Fall 2005, p. 16.

  • Kouki Yamaguchi and Pak-Kon Choi, "Probing Focused Sound Fields Using Optical-Beam Deflection Method," Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 45, No. 5B, 2006, pp. 4621-4624.

  • Y. Perchenok, G. Hurvits, and A. Azoulay, "Comparison of Damage and Ultrasonic Signals, Induced by Laser at Different Wavelengths, for Aluminum and Alumina Samples," REVIEW OF PROGRESS IN QUANTITATIVE NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION, AIP Conference Proceedings -- April 9, 2005 -- Volume 760, pp. 1563-1567.

  • "SOLUTIONS OF THE YEAR - 2004", Advanced Imaging Magazine, January 2004. article

  • "Blind processing sharpens images," John Wallace, in LaserFocus World , November 2001, p. 43.

  • Matthias M. Koebel and Matthew Zimmt, "Temporal position encoding photoacoustics: A technique for surface absorber mapping," Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 98, 116104 (2005).

  • E. Guilliorit and H. Tretout, "Portable and hybrid laser generation/air-couple detection system for non-destructive inspection," 16th World Conference on NDT, Aug 30 - Sep 3, 2004 - Montreal, Canada.

  • A. García-Valenzuela, G. E. Sandoval-Romero, and C. Sánchez-Pérez, "High-Resolution Optical Angle Sensors: Approaching the Diffraction Limit to the Sensitivity," Appl. Opt. 43, 4311-4321 (2004).

  • Stepanov_Larichev, "Wide-angle deconvolution of human's eye retinal images." Diploma Paper, 2006.

  • Y. Perchenok, G. Hurvits, and A. Azoulay, "Comparison of Damage and Ultrasonic Signals, Induced by Laser at Different Wavelengths, for Aluminum and Alumina Samples," AIP Conference Proceedings -- April 9, 2005 -- Volume 760, Issue 1, pp. 1563-1567.

  • Shuyu Yang, Gavin Erry, Sheila C. Nemeth, Sunanda Mitra, Peter Soliz, "Image Restoration with High Resolution Adaptive Optical Imaging System," 17th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2004).

  • E. S. Barriga, G. Erry, S. Yang, S. Russell, B. Raman, and P. Soliz, "Application of adaptive optics in retinal imaging: A quantitative and clinical comparison with standard cameras." Proceedings of SPIE -- Volume 5688, Ophthalmic Technologies XV, Fabrice Manns, April 2005, pp. 152-163.Yoshifumi Sudo and Naoshi Baba, "Self-deconvolution for shift-and-add imaging," Opt. Lett. 30, 1309-1311 (2005).

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                                IconAs you may have noticed, the development of these technologies was greatly accelerated by the advisement and research of my colleagues at the University of Delaware, Research Support Instruments, the Naval Research Laboratory, and Catholic University of America. Thank you all Jim Caron

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Glossary

New to Quarktet?  This is a short description of our terms:

  • Laser Ultrasound--A class of techniques that generate or detect ultrasonic waves in materials using various laser-based techniques.
  • CLGU--Continuous Laser Generation of Ultrasound.  This is a new method of generating ultrasound in materials using a high-powered continuous-wave laser.   
  • GCLAD--Gas-coupled Laser Acoustic Detection.  A method of detecting ultrasound where a laser's path is altered by the wave passing though the beam.
  • Dulcian--Our custom photodetector made specifically for GCLAD systems.
  • Blind Deconvolution--A class of methods that identify the blur in an image and attempt to remove the blur to restore the image.
  • SeDDaRA--A blind deconvolution method that identifies the blur in an image through comparison with a similar, but un-blurred image.
  • Tria--Our image processing progam that allows for easy application of SeDDaRA and host of other uncommon image processing methods.
  • PulseView--A data plotting program that quickly converts text-based data into a graph.

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