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This technique is used to image intact organs, embryos and organisms by illuminating samples across a whole plane (or sheet).
By generating this sheet of light, the optical power is spread across the whole image, reducing photo-damage and stresses induced on living samples. Additionally, the excellent optical sectioning capability increases the SNR and creates images with higher contrast, when compared against confocal microscopy.
The Chromacity 1040 is an ideal source for 2-photon lightsheet microscopy, as its high average power and short pulse duration can help deliver cutting-edge images.
In optogenetics there is a drive to study increasingly larger groups of neurons, and to image deeper into live brain tissue using multi-photon imaging techniques.
The Chromacity 1040 laser is an ideal source for 2-photon microscopy. It provides the required excitation and delivers four key technical benefits:
Our ultrafast lasers offer the requisite power and pulse duration to perform multi-neuron studies while also providing reliability that allows you to focus more on the imaging and less on the laser.
For label free imaging, SHG microscopy is an important capability which can reveal the structural organization and molecular orientation within non-centrosymmetric tissue structures. Studies of crystalized bio-molecules such as starch, collagen and myosin, or fibrous structures such as tendons and muscles can be readily performed.
The high average power and short femtosecond pulse durations from the low-cost, easy-to-use Chromacity 1040 make it the ideal laser source to generate SHG images at depth.
The measurement of fluorescence lifetimes provides a wealth of information on the local environment of biomolecules in living cells. An increasingly effective technique is time-correlated single photon counting (TCSPC). This is a technique whereby we can study the fluorescence of a sample monitored as a function of time after excitation by a pulse of light.
To demonstrate the capabilities of fiber-based lasers in measuring picosecond fluorescence lifetimes, the Chromacity 520 has been used in combination with a photoluminescence spectrometer (Edinburgh Instruments FLS1000) to measure the fluorescence lifetime of 4‑DASPI in ethanol (57 ps) and water (11 ps).