Integrated single- and two-photon light sheet microscopy using accelerating beams
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We demonstrate the first light sheet microscope using propagation invariant, accelerating Airy beams that operates both in single- and two-photon modes. The use of the Airy beam permits us to develop an ultra compact, high resolution light sheet system without beam scanning. In two-photon mode, an increase in the field of view over the use of a standard Gaussian beam by a factor of six is demonstrated. This implementation for light sheet microscopy opens up new possibilities across a wide range of biomedical applications, especially for the study of neuronal processes.
Piksarv , P , Marti , D , Le , T , Unterhuber , A , Forbes , L H , Andrews , M R , Stingl , A , Drexler , W , Andersen , P E & Dholakia , K 2017 , ' Integrated single- and two-photon light sheet microscopy using accelerating beams ' Scientific Reports , vol 7 , 1435 . DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-01543-4
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The authors thank the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (grant EP/J01771/X) and the European Union project FAMOS (FP7 ICT, contract no. 317744) for funding. P.P. acknowledges funding by the Estonian Research Council (grants PUTJD8 and PUT369).
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