12 August 2008 High resolution imaging with TM01 laser beams
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Proceedings Volume 7099, Photonics North 2008; 70990I (2008) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.807304
Event: Photonics North 2008, 2008, Montréal, Canada
We present two optical systems that can transform a Gaussian beam into the lowest-order transverse magnetic laser beam (the so-called TM01 laser beam). When a TM01 laser beam is focused by an objective with a high numerical aperture (NA > 0.9), theory predicts the appearance of a bright central feature at focus; the width of this feature is smaller than that of the focal spot obtained with a Gaussian beam [1,2]. Our goal is to improve the lateral resolution of two-photon microscopy when a TM01 laser beam is used.
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Harold Dehez, Harold Dehez, Michel Piché, Michel Piché, Yves De Koninck, Yves De Koninck, } "High resolution imaging with TM01 laser beams", Proc. SPIE 7099, Photonics North 2008, 70990I (12 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.807304; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.807304


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