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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 10 — Oct. 31, 2007

Fluorescence microscopy in a microwave cavity

Michael J. R. Previte and Chris D. Geddes  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 18, pp. 11640-11649 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.011640


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Abstract

Optical microscopy is a well-established technique that has wide ranging applications for imaging molecular dynamics of biological systems. Typically, these applications rely on external temperature controllers to maintain or change reactions rates of these biological systems. With increasing interest in applying low power microwaves to drive biological and chemical reactions, we have combined optical and microwave based technologies and developed a fluorescence microscope in a microwave cavity. With this instrument, we have found a means to optically image biological systems inside microwave cavities during the application of microwave pulses.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(180.2520) Microscopy : Fluorescence microscopy
(300.6370) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, microwave
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: June 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 23, 2007
Published: August 29, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Michael J. R. Previte and Chris D. Geddes, "Fluorescence microscopy in a microwave cavity," Opt. Express 15, 11640-11649 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-18-11640


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