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Coherent control of mutiphoton excitation process for biological fluorescence imaging
Author(s): Katsumi Midorikawa; Jianfan Chen; Hiroyuki Kawano; Yasuo Nabekawa; Akira Suda; Hideaki Mizuno; Atsushi Miyawaki
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Paper Abstract

The two-photon excitation fluorescence (TPEF) process of an enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) for fluorescence signals was adaptively controlled by the phase-modulation of femtosecond pulses. After the iteration of pulse shaping, a twofold increase in the ratio of the fluorescence signal to the laser peak power was achieved. Compared with conventional pulses optimized for peak power, phase-optimized laser pulses reduced the bleaching rate of EGFP by a factor of 4 while maintaining the same intensity of the fluorescence signal. The ratio of two-photon (2P) fluorescence from EGFP and three-photon (3P) fluorescence from the essential amino acid L-Tryptophan was also enhanced by using the adaptive pulse shaping technique. To achieve a trade-off between the 2P/3P fluorescence ratio and the 2P fluorescence intensity, we then engineered the cost function in the self-learning algorithm. These methods have much potential for immediate application to various important biological and medical studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5714, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers V, (21 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.600034
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Katsumi Midorikawa, RIKEN-The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Jianfan Chen, RIKEN-The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Saitama Univ. (Japan)
Hiroyuki Kawano, RIKEN-The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Yasuo Nabekawa, RIKEN-The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Akira Suda, RIKEN-The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Hideaki Mizuno, RIKEN-The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Atsushi Miyawaki, RIKEN-The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5714:
Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers V
Joseph Neev; Christopher B. Schaffer; Andreas Ostendorf; Stefan Nolte, Editor(s)

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