Leica Science Lab - Tag : Continuous Wave https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/tag/tags/continuous-wave/show/Tag/ Article tagged with Continuous Wave en-US https://www.leica-microsystems.com/18271 Super-Resolution Quantitative Fluorescence Live-Cell Imaging STED-FLCS: An Advanced Tool to Reveal Spatiotemporal Heterogeneity of Molecular Membrane Dynamics Heterogeneous diffusion dynamics of molecules play an important role in many cellular signaling events, such as of lipids in plasma membrane bioactivity. However, these dynamics can often only be visualized by single-molecule and super-resolution optical microscopy techniques. Using fluorescence lifetime correlation spectroscopy (FLCS, an extension of fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, FCS) on a super-resolution stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscope, we here extend previous observations of nanoscale lipid dynamics in the plasma membrane of living mammalian cells. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/sted-flcs-an-advanced-tool-to-reveal-spatiotemporal-heterogeneity-of-molecular-membrane-dynamics/ Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:53:00 +0000 Ph.D. Giuseppe Vicidomini https://www.leica-microsystems.com/17991 Super-Resolution Image Restoration and Deconvolution Two-Photon Excitation STED Microscopy with Time-Gated Detection We report on a novel two-photon excitation stimulated emission depletion (2PE-STED) microscope based on time-gated detection. The time-gated detection allows for the effective silencing of the fluorophores using moderate stimulated emission beam intensity. This opens the possibility of implementing an efficient 2PE-STED microscope with a stimulated emission beam running in a continuous-wave. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/two-photon-excitation-sted-microscopy-with-time-gated-detection/ Tue, 21 Jun 2016 06:39:00 +0000 https://www.leica-microsystems.com/15928 Super-Resolution Gated STED Microscopy with Time-gated Single-photon Avalanche Diode The maximization of the useful (within the time gate) photon flux is then an important aspect to obtain super-resolved STED images. Here we show that by using a fast-gated single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD), i.e. a detector able to rapidly (hundreds picoseconds) switch-on and -off can improve significantly the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the gated STED image. In addition to an enhancement of the image SNR, the use of the fast-gated SPAD reduces also the system complexity. We demonstrate these abilities both on calibration and biological sample. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/gated-sted-microscopy-with-time-gated-single-photon-avalanche-diode/ Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:24:00 +0000 https://www.leica-microsystems.com/15347 Super-Resolution STED Nanoscopy: A Glimpse into the Future The well-known saying of "Seeing is believing" became even more apt in biology when stimulated emission depletion (STED) nanoscopy was introduced in 1994 by the Nobel laureate S. Hell and coworkers. This article gives an overview of the various cutting-edge implementations of STED nanoscopy and tries to shine a light into the future: imaging everything faster with unprecedented sensitivity and label-free. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/sted-nanoscopy-a-glimpse-into-the-future/ Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:08:00 +0000 Paolo Bianchini https://www.leica-microsystems.com/15237 Super-Resolution Live-Cell Imaging Pathways to Optical STED Microscopy STED nanoscopy has evolved to a highly versatile tool for the observation of the living cell, more and more finding its way into state-of-the-art optical imaging facilities in biomedical research institutes. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/pathways-to-optical-sted-microscopy/ Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:49:00 +0000 https://www.leica-microsystems.com/13103 Super-Resolution A New Filtering Technique for Removing Anti-Stokes Emission Background in Gated CW-STED Microscopy Stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy is a prominent approach of super-resolution optical microscopy, which allows cellular imaging with so far unprecedented unlimited spatial resolution. The introduction of time-gated detection in STED microscopy significantly reduces the (instantaneous) intensity required to obtain sub-diffraction spatial resolution. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/a-new-filtering-technique-for-removing-anti-stokes-emission-background-in-gated-cw-sted-microscopy/ Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:34:00 +0000 https://www.leica-microsystems.com/10208 Super-Resolution STED Nanoscopy with Time-Gated Detection: Theoretical and Experimental Aspects In a stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscope the region in which fluorescence markers can emit spontaneously shrinks with continued STED beam action after a singular excitation event. This fact has been recently used to substantially improve the effective spatial resolution in STED nanoscopy using time-gated detection, pulsed excitation and continuous wave (CW) STED beams. https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/sted-nanoscopy-with-time-gated-detection-theoretical-and-experimental-aspects/ Mon, 08 Jul 2013 08:48:00 +0000 Ph.D. Giuseppe Vicidomini