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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2003
  • pp: 1918–1920

Multiphoton multifocal microscopy exploiting a diffractive optical element

L. Sacconi, E. Froner, R. Antolini, M. R. Taghizadeh, A. Choudhury, and F. S. Pavone  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 20, pp. 1918-1920 (2003)

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Multiphoton multifocal microscopy (MMM) usually has been achieved through a combination of galvo scanners with microlens arrays, with rotating disks of microlens arrays, and cascaded beam splitters with asynchronous rastering of scanning mirrors. Here we describe the achievement of a neat and compact MMM by use of a high-diffraction-efficiency diffractive-optic element that generates a multiple-spot grid of uniform intensity to achieve higher fidelity in imaging of live cells at adequate speeds.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics

L. Sacconi, E. Froner, R. Antolini, M. R. Taghizadeh, A. Choudhury, and F. S. Pavone, "Multiphoton multifocal microscopy exploiting a diffractive optical element," Opt. Lett. 28, 1918-1920 (2003)

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