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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2011
  • pp: 113–122

Remote focusing for programmable multi-layer differential multiphoton microscopy

Erich E. Hoover, Michael D. Young, Eric V. Chandler, Anding Luo, Jeffrey J. Field, Kraig E. Sheetz, Anne W. Sylvester, and Jeff A. Squier  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 113-122 (2011)

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We present the application of remote focusing to multiphoton laser scanning microscopy and utilize this technology to demonstrate simultaneous, programmable multi-layer imaging. Remote focusing is used to independently control the axial location of multiple focal planes that can be simultaneously imaged with single element detection. This facilitates volumetric multiphoton imaging in scattering specimens and can be practically scaled to a large number of focal planes. Further, it is demonstrated that the remote focusing control can be synchronized with the lateral scan directions, enabling imaging in orthogonal scan planes.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(170.0180) Medical optics and biotechnology : Microscopy
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy

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Original Manuscript: November 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 8, 2010
Published: December 15, 2010

Erich E. Hoover, Michael D. Young, Eric V. Chandler, Anding Luo, Jeffrey J. Field, Kraig E. Sheetz, Anne W. Sylvester, and Jeff A. Squier, "Remote focusing for programmable multi-layer differential multiphoton microscopy," Biomed. Opt. Express 2, 113-122 (2011)

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