2017-11-06T09:38:12Z (GMT) by Oliver Melchert
SONOS implements a stand-alone python module for the numerical simulation of photoacoustic signals in non-scattering, layered media. Therein, the calculation of the excess pressure is accomplished via the optoacoustic Poisson integral, based on a representation of the volumetric energy density within the source volume in cylindrical polar coordinates.

It implements the technical basis for the numerical simulations in the article

Detection, numerical simulation and approximate inversion of optoacoustic signals generated in multi-layered PVA hydrogel based tissue phantoms
E. Blumenröther, O. Melchert, M. Wollweber, and B. Roth
Photoacoustics 4 (2016) 125