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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Two-photon laser scanning fluorescence microscopy using photonic crystal fiber
Author(s): Gail McConnell; Erling Riis
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Paper Abstract

We report the application of a simple yet powerful modular pulse compression system based on photonic crystal fibers that improves on incumbent two-photon laser scanning fluorescence microscopy techniques. This system provides more than a sevenfold increase in fluorescence yield when compared with a commercial two-photon microscopy system. From this, we infer pulses of IR radiaton of less than 35 fs duration reaching the sample.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2004
PDF: 6 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 9(5) doi: 10.1117/1.1778734
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 9, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Gail McConnell, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Erling Riis, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)

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