[Yutaka Nomura] Development of an ultra-deep imaging microscope using a long-wavelength laser system

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Yutaka Nomura

Yutaka Nomura

Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences
Assistant Professor

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Two-photon fluorescence microscopes have been used to observe activities in tissues deep within living organisms. However, conventional two-photon fluorescence microscopes are limited by the near-infrared excitation laser, which cannot penetrate deep into living organisms owing to strong scattering and absorption within the tissues. In this work, I will develop an ultrashort pulse laser system operating at a longer wavelength region and apply it for a multi-photon microscope to overcome the limitations of conventional microscopes.

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