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Multifocus nonlinear optical microscopy based on SLM
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Paper Abstract

We developed a novel addressable scanless multifocal multiphoton microscope. This microscope works in a fast scanless mode. Subjectively selected sample (or multiple samples located in separated areas) in a large field of view can be imaged by illuminating only the area (or areas) where the target sample (or samples) locate(s). In this way, by precisely designing the multiple foci according to the size and position of the area of interest, we can concentrate all the laser energy and dwell time on that area of the sample, making full use of the available laser power and avoiding photodamage in other areas. Since no scanning is involved, the acquisition time of a multiphoton image is decided only by the sensitivity and readout time of the CCD camera. Moreover, the interfocal distance of the multiple foci matches the lateral resolution of the imaging system, so that the two-photon image was recorded with high lateral resolution. However, crosstalk (spatial interference) on out-of-focus planes occurs between adjacent points when they are too close, degrading the resolution, especially the axial resolution of the imaging system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8226, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XII, 82262R (22 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.909558
Show Author Affiliations
Wan Qin, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Yonghong Shao, Shenzhen Univ. (China)
Honghai Liu, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Junle Qu, Shenzhen Univ. (China)
Xiang Peng, Shenzhen Univ. (China)
Hanben Niu, Shenzhen Univ. (China)
Bruce Gao, Clemson Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8226:
Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XII
Karsten König, Editor(s)

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