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Journal of Biomedical Optics

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Paper Abstract

We compare the illumination uniformity and the associated effects of the spiral and Lissajous scanning patterns that are commonly used in an endomicroscope. Theoretical analyses and numerical simulations were first performed to quantitatively investigate the area illumination density in the spiral scanning pattern. The results revealed the potential problem of manifest photodamage due to the very high illumination density in the center of the spiral scan. Similar analyses of the Lissajous scanning pattern, which can be conveniently implemented on the same endomicroscope with no hardware modifications, showed a more uniform illumination density with about an 80-fold reduction in the peak illumination density. To underscore the benefit offered by the improved illumination uniformity, we conducted in vitro two-photon fluorescence imaging of cultured cells stained with a LIVE/DEAD viability assay using our home-built, fiber-optic, two-channel endomicroscopy system. Both the spiral and the Lissajous scans were implemented. Our experimental results showed that cells near the spiral scan center experienced obvious photodamage, whereas cells remained alive over the entire region under the Lissajous beam scanning, confirming the predicted advantage offered by the Lissajous scan over this spiral scan in an endomicroscopy setting.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 17(2) 021108 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.17.2.021108
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 17, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Wenxuan Liang, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Kartikeya Murari, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Yuying Y. Zhang, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Yongping Chen, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Xingde D. Li, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Ming-Jun Li, Corning Incorporated (United States)

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