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Mechanism and applications of new fluorescent compounds produced by femtosecond laser surgery in biological tissue (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Jianan Y. Qu; Qiqi Sun

Paper Abstract

The single or multi-photon microscopy based on fluorescent labelling and staining is a sensitive and quantitative method that is widely used in molecular biology and medical research for a variety of experimental, analytical, and quality control applications. However, label-free method is highly desirable in biology and medicine when performing long term live imaging of biological system and obtaining instant tissue examination during surgery procedures. Recently, our group found that femtosecond laser surgery turned a variety of biological tissues and protein samples into highly fluorescent substances. The newly formed fluorescent compounds produced during the laser surgery can be excited via single- and two-photon processes over broad wavelength ranges. We developed a combined confocal and two-photon spectroscopic microscope to characterize the fluorescence from the new compound systematically. The structures of the femtosecond laser treated tissue were studied using Raman spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Our study revealed the mechanisms of the fluorescence emission form the new compound. Furthermore, we demonstrated the applications of the fluorescent compounds for instant evaluation of femtosecond laser microsurgery, study of stem cell responses to muscle injury and neuro-regeneration after spinal cord injury.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2017
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 10060, Optical Biopsy XV: Toward Real-Time Spectroscopic Imaging and Diagnosis, 100600H (1 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2256223
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Jianan Y. Qu, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology (Hong Kong, China)
Qiqi Sun, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology (Hong Kong, China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10060:
Optical Biopsy XV: Toward Real-Time Spectroscopic Imaging and Diagnosis
Robert R. Alfano; Stavros G. Demos, Editor(s)

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