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Advanced biomedical multiphoton fluorescence microscopy with a large band excitation system
Author(s): Thomas Hortholary; Claire Carrion; Claire Lefort
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Paper Abstract

Commercial multiphoton microscopes currently include standard and bulk titanium-sapphire laser sources (Ti: Sa) delivering a narrow spectral bandwidth of 10 nm at the full-width at half maximum. Such a spectral width precludes the instantaneous imaging of more than four fluorophores simultaneously in optimal conditions of target. Femtosecond ultrawideband laser system (UWLS) appeared since fifteen years with an approach of spectral broadening of Ti: Sa pulses into a photonic crystal fiber associated with a dispersion compensation system. In the current work, we demonstrate the interest of an alternative laser solution, compact, cheap, simple and turn-key based on a UWLS delivering a unique spectral excitation bandwidth named supercontinuum. We have coupled this system to a passive filtering setup. Thanks to this unique spectral bandwidth, eleven fluorophores are imaged with multiphoton processes without any modification on the excitation parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2020
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11359, Biomedical Spectroscopy, Microscopy, and Imaging, 113590T (1 April 2020);
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Thomas Hortholary, CNRS, XLIM Research Institute, Univ. de Limoges (France)
ENS (France)
Claire Carrion, Univ. de Limoges (France)
Claire Lefort, CNRS, XLIM Research Institute, Univ. de Limoges (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11359:
Biomedical Spectroscopy, Microscopy, and Imaging
Jürgen Popp; Csilla Gergely, Editor(s)

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