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Multiplex coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering flow cytometry for real-time classification of particles in a microfluidic channel
Author(s): Charles H. Camp Jr.; Siva Yegnanarayanan; Ali A. Eftekhar; Hamsa Sridhar; Ali Adibi
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Paper Abstract

Flow cytometry is an ever-advancing, multivariate analysis tool obtaining morphological and phenotype information from sample populations. In traditional flow cytometers, obtaining molecular information requires the use of endogenous fluorophores, which are limited by spectral overlap, nonspecific binding, available conjugation chemistries, and cellular toxicity. In this work, however, we apply multiplex coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (MCARS), a nonlinear optical method that probes the Raman energies within a molecule, to flow cytometry in order to demonstrate label-free, molecularly sensitive particle differentiation. To demonstrate this, we correctly differentiate 5 μm polystyrene (PS) and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), which (linearly) optically appear similar, but vary significantly in their MCARS spectrum.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7569, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences X, 75692F (26 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.843011
Show Author Affiliations
Charles H. Camp Jr., Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Siva Yegnanarayanan, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Ali A. Eftekhar, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Hamsa Sridhar, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Ali Adibi, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7569:
Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences X
Ammasi Periasamy; Peter T. C. So; Karsten König, Editor(s)

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