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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: 696–704

Wide-field multiphoton imaging of cellular dynamics in thick tissue by temporal focusing and patterned illumination

O. D. Therrien, B. Aubé, S. Pagès, P. De Koninck, and D. Côté  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 3, pp. 696-704 (2011)

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Wide-field temporal focusing is a novel technique that provides optical sectioning for imaging without the need for beam scanning. However, illuminating over large areas greatly reduces the photon density which limits the technique applicability to small regions, precluding functional imaging of cellular networks. Here we present a strategy that combines beam shaping and temporal focusing of amplified pulses (>1 µJ/pulse) for fast imaging of cells from the central nervous system in acute slices. Multiphoton video-rate imaging over total areas as wide as 4800 µm2 with an optical sectioning under 10 µm at 800 nm is achieved with our setup, leading to imaging of calcium dynamics of multiple cells simultaneously in thick tissue.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(170.2655) Medical optics and biotechnology : Functional monitoring and imaging
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Functional Imaging

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2011
Published: February 25, 2011

O. D. Therrien, B. Aubé, S. Pagès, P. De Koninck, and D. Côté, "Wide-field multiphoton imaging of cellular dynamics in thick tissue by temporal focusing and patterned illumination," Biomed. Opt. Express 2, 696-704 (2011)

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