4 August 2009 High resolution imaging with TM01 laser beams
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Proceedings Volume 7386, Photonics North 2009; 738606 (2009) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.839483
Event: Photonics North 2009, 2009, Quebec, Canada
Using the vectorial diffraction theory established by Richards and Wolf, we demonstrate that the resolution of a two-photon microscope can be improved with a radially polarized TM01 laser beam and an interface between dielectrics, instead of the linearly polarized Gaussian beam already used in laser scanning microscopy. To verify the theoretical results, we developed a mode converter producing radially polarized beams and we have integrated it in a commercial two-photon microscope.
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Harold Dehez, Michel Piché, and Yves De Koninck "High resolution imaging with TM01 laser beams", Proc. SPIE 7386, Photonics North 2009, 738606 (4 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.839483; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.839483

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