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Current limitations in super-resolution fluorescence microscopy for biological specimens: How deep can we go from the cover glass?
Author(s): Yasushi Okada
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Paper Abstract

Diffraction limit of resolution has been one of the biggest limitations in the optical microscopy. Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy has enabled us to break this limit. However, for the observations of real biological specimens, especially for the imaging of tissues or whole body, the target structures of interest are often embedded deep inside the specimen. Here, we would present our results to extend the target of the super-resolution microscopy deeper into the cells. Confocal microscope optics work effectively to minimize the effect by the aberrations by the cellular components, but at the expense of the signal intensities. Spherical aberrations by the refractive index mismatch between the cellular environment and the immersion liquid can be much larger, but can be reduced by adjusting the correction collar at the objective lens.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10251, Biomedical Imaging and Sensing Conference, 102510I (18 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2276015
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Yasushi Okada, RIKEN Quantitative Biology Ctr. (Japan)
The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10251:
Biomedical Imaging and Sensing Conference
Toyohiko Yatagai; Yoshihisa Aizu; Osamu Matoba; Yasuhiro Awatsuji, Editor(s)

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