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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 13 — Jun. 21, 2010
  • pp: 13402–13406

Infrared imaging of an A549 cultured cell by a vibrational sum-frequency generation detected infrared super-resolution microscope

Satoshi Kogure, Keiichi Inoue, Tsutomu Ohmori, Miya Ishihara, Makoto Kikuchi, Masaaki Fujii, and Makoto Sakai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 13, pp. 13402-13406 (2010)

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We performed infrared (IR) spectroscopic imaging of molecular species in cultured cell interiors of A549 cells using in-house developed vibrational sum-frequency generation detected IR super-resolution microscope. The spatial resolution of this IR microscope was approximately 1.1 µm, which exceeds the diffraction limit of IR light. Therefore, we clearly observed differences in the signal intensity at various IR wavelengths which appear to originate from the differing IR absorptions of specific vibrational modes, and reveal the distribution of molecular species in the single cell. These results were never imaged with the conventional IR microscope.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6640) Image processing : Superresolution
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(170.1530) Medical optics and biotechnology : Cell analysis
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: April 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 2010
Published: June 7, 2010

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Satoshi Kogure, Keiichi Inoue, Tsutomu Ohmori, Miya Ishihara, Makoto Kikuchi, Masaaki Fujii, and Makoto Sakai, "Infrared imaging of an A549 cultured cell by a vibrational sum-frequency generation detected infrared super-resolution microscope," Opt. Express 18, 13402-13406 (2010)

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