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Evaluation of newly synthesized potential NLO-phores for 2-photon and SHG imaging
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Paper Abstract

Our contribution is focused on broadening of the spectrum of available non-linear optical (NLO)-phores (contrast agents for nonlinear optical microscopy) by design and synthesis of new organic dyes with appropriate optical properties. One of the main pre-requisites of microscopy utilizing non-linear excitation is the existence of molecules that are able to provide NLO response for the second-harmonic generation (SHG) or for the two-photon excited fluorescence (TPEF). Many molecules naturally occurring in living tissue such as collagens or NAD(P)H were successfully used in this regard, but there is a natural interest in broadening of the spectrum of available NLO-phores. Gathered results confirm applicability of the newly synthesized dyes as new potential NLO-phores for confocal laser scanning microscopy with nonlinear excitation in rat aorta.

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Date Published: 14 February 2020
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 11244, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XX, 1124410 (14 February 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2543350
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A. Marcek Chorvatova, International Laser Ctr. (Slovakia)
Univ. of SS. Cyril and Methodius (Slovakia)
M. Uherek, International Laser Ctr. (Slovakia)
I. Sigmundova, Comenius Univ. in Bratislava (Slovakia)
P. Magdolen, Comenius Univ. in Bratislava (Slovakia)
D. Chorvat, International Laser Ctr. (Slovakia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11244:
Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XX
Ammasi Periasamy; Peter T. C. So; Karsten König, Editor(s)

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