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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2013
  • pp: 3627–3630

Parallel multiphoton microscopy with cylindrically polarized multifocal arrays

Min Gu, Han Lin, and Xiangping Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 18, pp. 3627-3630 (2013)

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Diffraction-limited cylindrically polarized multifocal arrays are created in the focal region of a high numerical-aperture objective for multiphoton microscopy by applying the dynamic phase modulation on an incident light beam. We show that this kind of cylindrical-polarization multifocal multiphoton microscopy exhibits a parallel imaging capacity but also a dynamic switching-on or -off feature of individual focal spots. The parallel multiphoton microscopy results of the polarization-sensitive gold nanorods under the illumination of radially or azimuthally polarized multifocal arrays allow for the fast determination of the orientation of nanorods.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(180.2520) Microscopy : Fluorescence microscopy
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy

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Original Manuscript: July 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2013
Published: September 11, 2013

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Min Gu, Han Lin, and Xiangping Li, "Parallel multiphoton microscopy with cylindrically polarized multifocal arrays," Opt. Lett. 38, 3627-3630 (2013)

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