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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2011
  • pp: 95–102

Errors in confocal fluorescence ratiometric imaging microscopy due to chromatic aberration

Yuxiang Lin and Arthur F. Gmitro  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 1, pp. 95-102 (2011)

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Confocal fluorescence ratiometric imaging is an optical technique used to measure a variety of important biological parameters. A small amount of chromatic aberration in the microscope system can introduce a variation in the signal ratio dependent on the fluorophore concentration gradient along the optical axis and lead to bias in the measurement. We present a theoretical model of this effect. Experimental results and simulations clearly demonstrate that this error can be significant and should not be ignored.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy

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Original Manuscript: July 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2010
Published: December 27, 2010

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Yuxiang Lin and Arthur F. Gmitro, "Errors in confocal fluorescence ratiometric imaging microscopy due to chromatic aberration," Appl. Opt. 50, 95-102 (2011)

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