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Multiphoton excitation as a probe for biological fractionations
Author(s): Jason B. Shear; Michael L. Gostkowski; Mary Jane Gordon; Eric Okerberg; Theodore E. Curey; J. Bridget McDoniel; Tai-Jong Kang; David A. Vanden Bout
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Paper Abstract

In this review of our work, we describe the application of multiphoton-excited fluorescence as a detection strategy for biological molecules fractionated in micrometer-diameter electrophoresis channels. By tightly focusing a modelocked titanium:sapphire laser beam at the outlet of such channels, spectroscopically similar components can be differentiated in analysis times that range from milliseconds to minutes. Moreover, the ability to excite different chromophores through the combined energies of different numbers of photons (e.g., two and three near-infrared quanta) provides a means to analyze species that are spectroscopically diverse. Finally, we demonstrate that multiphoton photochemistry can be used as a rapid 'photoderivatization' technique for hydroxyindoles and potentially other biological species, in some cases significantly improving the mass detectability of these analytes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4262, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences, (24 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424556
Show Author Affiliations
Jason B. Shear, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Michael L. Gostkowski, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Mary Jane Gordon, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Eric Okerberg, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Theodore E. Curey, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
J. Bridget McDoniel, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Tai-Jong Kang, Univ. of Texas at Austin (South Korea)
David A. Vanden Bout, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4262:
Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences
Ammasi Periasamy; Peter T. C. So, Editor(s)

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