1 May 2009 Multiphoton adaptation of a commercial low-cost confocal microscope for live tissue imaging
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The Nikon C1 confocal laser scanning microscope is a relatively inexpensive and user-friendly instrument. We describe a straightforward method to convert the C1 for multiphoton microscopy utilizing direct coupling of a femtosecond near-infrared laser into the scan head and fiber optic transmission of emission light to the three-channel detector box. Our adapted system can be rapidly switched between confocal and multiphoton mode, requires no modification to the original system, and uses only a few custom-made parts. The entire system, including scan mirrors and detector box, remain under the control of the user-friendly Nikon EZ-C1 software without modification.
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James J. Mancuso, Adam M. Larson, Theodore G. Wensel, Peter Saggau, "Multiphoton adaptation of a commercial low-cost confocal microscope for live tissue imaging," Journal of Biomedical Optics 14(3), 034048 (1 May 2009). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3139850 . Submission:
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