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Adaptive compensation of aberrations in ultrafast 3D microscopy using a deformable mirror
Author(s): Leah R. Sherman; O. Albert; Christoph F. Schmidt; Gleb V. Vdovin; Gerard A. Mourou; Theodore B. Norris
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Paper Abstract

3D imaging using a multiphoton scanning confocal microscope is ultimately limited by aberrations of the system. We describe a system to adaptively compensate the aberrations with a deformable mirror. We have increased the transverse scanning range of the microscope by three with compensation of off-axis aberrations.We have also significantly increased the longitudinal scanning depth with compensation of spherical aberrations from the penetration into the sample. Our correction is based on a genetic algorithm that uses second harmonic or two-photon fluorescence signal excited by femtosecond pulses from the sample as the enhancement parameter. This allows us to globally optimize the wavefront without a wavefront measurement. To improve the speed of the optimization we use Zernike polynomials as the basis for correction. Corrections can be stored in a database for look-up with future samples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3919, Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition Processing VII, (2 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384186
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Leah R. Sherman, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
O. Albert, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Christoph F. Schmidt, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Gleb V. Vdovin, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Gerard A. Mourou, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Theodore B. Norris, Univ. of Michigan (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3919:
Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition Processing VII
Jose-Angel Conchello; Carol J. Cogswell; Andrew G. Tescher; Tony Wilson, Editor(s)

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