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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 7 — Jun. 25, 2012

Long working distance fluorescence lifetime imaging with stimulated emission and electronic time delay

Po-Yen Lin, Shin-Shian Lee, Chia-Seng Chang, and Fu-Jen Kao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 10, pp. 11445-11450 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.011445


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Abstract

In this work, long working distance fluorescence lifetime imaging is realized with stimulated emission in combination with electronic time delay control. Spatial coherence, as a result of stimulated emission, supports unattenuated fluorescence detection at extended distance, using low NA optics. An electronic time delayed trigger provides an advantageous way in adjusting the pulse separation and probing the fluorescence lifetime in the nanosecond ranges. The fluorescence lifetime of selected fluorophores is accurately determined through the pump-probe configuration. The characteristics and applications in fluorescence lifetime measurement of stimulated emission are investigated and summarized succinctly here.

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OCIS Codes
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(170.1650) Medical optics and biotechnology : Coherence imaging
(170.6920) Medical optics and biotechnology : Time-resolved imaging

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: February 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2012
Published: May 4, 2012

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Po-Yen Lin, Shin-Shian Lee, Chia-Seng Chang, and Fu-Jen Kao, "Long working distance fluorescence lifetime imaging with stimulated emission and electronic time delay," Opt. Express 20, 11445-11450 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-10-11445


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