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Multichannel multiphoton imaging of metal oxides nanoparticles in biological system
Author(s): Yuangang Zheng; Gary Holtom; Steven D. Colson
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Paper Abstract

Near-IR ultrafast pulse laser and confocal microscope are combined to create a multiphoton multichannel non-linear imaging technique, which allows in situ 3-D characterization of nonfluorescent nanoparticles in biological systems. We observed intense CARS signals generated from various metal oxides due to their high third-order nonlinear susceptibilities (Chi(3)), which do not depend on the vibrational resonance but on the electronic resonance. We show that fine and ultrafine particles of metal oxides in alveolar macrophage cells may be imaged in vitro using CARS and multiphoton fluorescence microscopy with highest optical resolution for extended periods without photobleaching effects. The advantage of the epi-detection over the forward detection for imaging sub-micron particles has been investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5323, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences IV, (21 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.528337
Show Author Affiliations
Yuangang Zheng, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
Gary Holtom, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
Steven D. Colson, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5323:
Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences IV
Ammasi Periasamy; Peter T. C. So, Editor(s)

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