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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 6 — Mar. 14, 2011
  • pp: 5419–5430

Highly efficient 3D fluorescence microscopy with a scanning laser optical tomograph

Raoul-Amadeus Lorbeer, Marko Heidrich, Christina Lorbeer, Diego Fernando Ramírez Ojeda, Gerd Bicker, Heiko Meyer, and Alexander Heisterkamp  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 6, pp. 5419-5430 (2011)

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Optical Projection Tomography (OPT) proved to be useful for the three-dimensional tracking of fluorescence signals in biological model organisms with sizes up to several millimeters. This tomographic technique detects absorption as well as fluorescence to create multimodal three-dimensional data. While the absorption of a specimen is detected very fast usually less than 0.1% of the fluorescence photons are collected. The low efficiency can result in radiation dose dependent artifacts such as photobleaching and phototoxicity. To minimize these effects as well as artifacts introduced due to the use of a CCD- or CMOS- camera-chip, we constructed a Scanning Laser Optical Tomograph (SLOT). Compared to conventional fluorescence OPT our first SLOT enhanced the photon collection efficiency a hundredfold.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.2970) Imaging systems : Image detection systems
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(180.2520) Microscopy : Fluorescence microscopy
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy

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Original Manuscript: January 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2011
Published: March 8, 2011

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Raoul-Amadeus Lorbeer, Marko Heidrich, Christina Lorbeer, Diego F. Ramírez Ojeda, Gerd Bicker, Heiko Meyer, and Alexander Heisterkamp, "Highly efficient 3D fluorescence microscopy with a scanning laser optical tomograph," Opt. Express 19, 5419-5430 (2011)

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