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Transmissive liquid-crystal device for correcting primary coma aberration and astigmatism in biospecimen in two-photon excitation laser scanning microscopy

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Title: Transmissive liquid-crystal device for correcting primary coma aberration and astigmatism in biospecimen in two-photon excitation laser scanning microscopy
Authors: Tanabe, Ayano Browse this author
Hibi, Terumasa Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Ipponjima, Sari Browse this author
Matsumoto, Kenji Browse this author
Yokoyama, Masafumi Browse this author
Kurihara, Makoto Browse this author
Hashimoto, Nobuyuki Browse this author
Nemoto, Tomomi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: adaptive optics
liquid crystals
phase modulation
scanning microscopy
wavefront compensation
Issue Date: Dec-2016
Publisher: Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Journal Title: Journal of Biomedical Optics
Volume: 21
Issue: 12
Start Page: 121503
Publisher DOI: 10.1117/1.JBO.21.12.121503
PMID: 27624000
Abstract: All aberrations produced inside a biospecimen can degrade the quality of a three-dimensional image in two-photon excitation laser scanning microscopy. Previously, we developed a transmissive liquid-crystal device to correct spherical aberrations that improved the image quality of a fixed-mouse-brain slice treated with an optical clearing reagent. In this study, we developed a transmissive device that corrects primary coma aberration and astigmatism. The motivation for this study is that asymmetric aberration can be induced by the shape of a biospecimen and/or by a complicated refractive-index distribution in a sample; this can considerably degrade optical performance even near the sample surface. The device's performance was evaluated by observing fluorescence beads. The device was inserted between the objective lens and microscope revolver and succeeded in improving the spatial resolution and fluorescence signal of a bead image that was originally degraded by asymmetric aberration. Finally, we implemented the device for observing a fixed whole mouse brain with a sloping surface shape and complicated internal refractive-index distribution. The correction with the device improved the spatial resolution and increased the fluorescence signal by similar to 2.4x. The device can provide a simple approach to acquiring higher-quality images of biospecimens.
Rights: ©2016 The Authors, and Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
Type: article
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Submitter: 根本 知己

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