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Nanosecond imaging of quantum dots in highly fluorescent media
Author(s): Andrew C. Mitchell; Christopher G. Morgan
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Paper Abstract

Quantum dots are now recognised as valuable luminescent labels. Amongst their desirable characteristics is a relatively long luminescence decay time that can allow selective detection in the presence of shorter lived background fluorescence. Here we demonstrate that nanosecond time-resolved imaging of quantum dot samples is easily accomplished with a directly-gated cooled CCD system that does not require an image intensifier stage to achieve nanosecond time resolution. The approach is likely to find application both to imaging of quantum dots in the presence of autofluorescence from tissues and also for time-resolved measurements of resonance energy transfer from quantum dot donors to conventional acceptor labels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6448, Colloidal Quantum Dots for Biomedical Applications II, 64480Q (5 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.710613
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew C. Mitchell, Univ. of Salford (United Kingdom)
Photonic Research Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Christopher G. Morgan, Univ. of Salford (United Kingdom)
Photonic Research Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6448:
Colloidal Quantum Dots for Biomedical Applications II
Marek Osinski; Thomas M. Jovin; Kenji Yamamoto, Editor(s)

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