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Optical Engineering

Time-gated microscopic imaging and spectroscopy in medical diagnosis and photobiology [also Erratum 33(11)3828(Nov1994)]
Author(s): Herbert Schneckenburger; Karsten Koenig; Thomas Dienersberger; Rainer Hahn
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Paper Abstract

An experimental setup was developed for time-gated (nanosecond) fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging of microscopic samples. This makes it possible to depict individual components of complex fluorophores and to measure specific metabolites on the basis of their decay times. The field of applications includes the selective detection of intrinsic fluorophores and of photosensitizers in single cells, skin, and teeth, as well as of photosynthetic pigments in plants under various stress conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 33(8) doi: 10.1117/12.177101
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 33, Issue 8
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Herbert Schneckenburger, Fachhochschule Aalen (Germany)
Karsten Koenig, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (Germany)
Thomas Dienersberger, Fachhochschule Aalen (Germany)
Rainer Hahn, Fachhochschule Aalen (Germany)


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