Imaging the airy way: Advanced beam shaping for light-sheet microscopy at depth

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Attenuation of optical fields owing to scattering and absorption limits the penetration depth into tissue. Whilst aberration correction may be used this is difficult to implement over a large field of view in heterogeneous tissue. Recently, the novel approach of attenuation-compensation of propagation-invariant light fields has shown increase in depth penetration for light-sheet microscopy. Here we show this powerful approach may be implemented in a facile manner utilizing a graded neutral density filter circumventing the need for expensive beam shaping apparatus. A ‘gold standard’ system utilizing a spatial light modulator for beam shaping is used to benchmark our low-cost implementation.
Period4 Feb 2020
Event titleSPIE Photonics West 2020: Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing XXVII
Event typeConference
Conference number27
LocationSan Francisco, United States, CaliforniaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational