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A practical implementation of adaptive optics for aberration compensation in optical sectioning microscopy

Wright, A. and Poland, S.P. and Vijverberg, J. and Girkin, J.M. (2007) A practical implementation of adaptive optics for aberration compensation in optical sectioning microscopy. In: Adaptive Optics For Industry And Medicine: Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop. Imperial College Press, London, United Kingdom, pp. 382-387. ISBN 9781848161108

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Abstract

We report on a practical method for the implementation of Adaptive Optics in optical sectioning microscopy to remove system and sample induced aberrations. Correcting for induced aberrations on a pixel-by-pixel basis would take in excess of 4 minutes and greatly increase the risk of sample damage due to photo-bleaching and photo-toxicity; this is clearly an impractical approach. We show that a single aberration correction per optical slice is adequate to significantly improve the image quality across the whole field of view. We present results illustrating the success of this method for a sample scanning and beam scanning system using confocal and multiphoton microscopy.