Badrinath Roysam, Gang Lin, Muhammad-Amri Abdul-Karim, Omar Al-Kofahi, Khalid Al-Kofahi, William Shain et al. Pages PDF · Fluorophores for. Handbook of Biological Confocal Microscopy THIRD EDITION James B. Pawley Editor Contents Preface to the Third Edition.. Preface to the Second Edition. The confocal imaging geometry provides a dramatic optical advantage for fluorescence microscopy by discriminating against out-of-focus background with minimal loss of image-forming signal. Because of these optical advantages, the confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM) can.
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Source Brightness Specimen Response: Dye Saturation A Typical Problem Practical Photon Efficiency Losses in the Optical System Detection and Measurement Losses Where Have All the Photons Gone?
How Much Is Enough? Regulating the Intensity Sampling and 20 Quantum Noise Quantified Photography Do We Need It? The Intensity Spread Function Longitudinal Axial and Transverse Scrambling the Coherence Properties of Laser Light Laser Scanning Microscopy-Related Techniques Ill Nitrogen Lasers Pawley, and Lutz Horing Introduction Basic Description Ernst Keller Introduction Spherical Aberration and Optical Heterogeneity Probing the Future Nature of Light White Introduction The 5D Image Display Space Szarowsk, and James N.
Turner Introduction Lauren Ernst, and Alan Waggoner Introduction Johnson Introduction Green Fluorescent Protein and Phycobiliproteins Dailey, Erik Manders, David R.
Soil, and Mark Terasaki Introduction Hell Introduction Shaw Introduction Imaging as a Convolution Deconvolving Confocal Data Convolution and the Imaging System. Fiber-Optic Beam-Splitters Gerritscn, A.
Draaijer, D. Agronskaia Introduction Multi-Labeling and Segmentation David W. Piston, and Watt W. Webb Introduction Heating and Bleaching Hell, Katrin I.
Michael Tyszka, Seth W. Ruffns, Jamey P. Another enabling feature of our system is the implementation of a read-while-integrate RWI readout mode, which significantly reduces the read noise. Unlike the conventional integrate-then-read ITR mode, RWI is non-destructive, which eliminates the reset and read noise.
In the RWI mode, the signal is read without resetting the detector while the ITR mode resets after each signal readout. Since the pixel is reset to a slightly different value each time, this causes significant reset noise in ITR Fig. This reset noise is effectively removed in the RWI mode since the reset is avoided.
The noise in RWI can be further suppressed by linear regression to eliminate the read noise. The effect of the RWI mode on reducing the image noise is dramatic, increasing the signal-to-noise ratio by more than 10 times Fig.
The clean background significantly improves the image contrast. The much higher image contrast in RWI is due to a much lower noise level while maintaining the signal intensity, as shown in the intensity profile Supplementary Fig. The RWI mode also greatly reduces the background signal fluctuation over time in an image sequence.
RWI is a continuous readout mode Fig.
In order to capture the PL time trajectory, we recorded the luminescence image sequence at 2 frames per second and then computed the difference between two adjacent images in the readout sequence which accumulate the signal from time zero up to the point of each readout using MATLAB codes to obtain the time-lapse images at equal time intervals. Supplementary Fig. RWI demonstrates a background fluctuation significantly lower than the ITR mode, providing the sensitivity required to probe the defect PL fluctuation in a time sequence.
Characterization of organic color-centers As an illustration of this high sensitivity single-defect spectroscopy, we characterized organic color-centers which are synthetic defects chemically incorporated into SWCNTs by covalently bonding functional groups to the sidewalls 26 , 27 , 28 , The introduced chemical defect locally modulates the electronic structure of the SWCNT in such a way that mobile excitons can become trapped at the defect site where they emit brightly as single photons in the shortwave IR 1 , 4 , 11 , We find that the defect emission is highly localized Fig.
This PL blinking can be suppressed when the SWCNT is sandwiched between two layers of polystyrene, which form a charge-free environment 31 , confirming surface charges as the cause of blinking.
This intermittency in defect emission enables us to identify single defects by analyzing the PL intensity time trajectory from a defect emitting site. We quantified the number of intensity states by analyzing the PL intensity distribution, presented as a histogram in Fig. Although the defect emitting sites in all three cases appear as similar diffraction-limited spots, the PL intensity time trajectories are bimodal vs.
Note that the images on the same row are associated with the same defect sites.
Here, individual defect localization is displayed as blue spots with the corresponding localization precision as dotted circles. Dashed lines are added as a guide to the eye Full size image To spatially resolve defects within a cluster, we retrieved the defect locations by fitting the differential images between successive images before and after each PL blinking event , as we have previously shown to super-resolve ultrashort nanotubes 21 , with a Gaussian approximation of the point spread function of our setup.
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Since each differential image represents the appearance or disappearance of the PL stemming from a defect within a cluster, we can compute and compare the locations of defects to determine the number of defects at the limit of the localization precision. Note that each localization has different localization precision, determined following a literature method 23 , 32 , and the localization precision is as high as 15 nm in our experiments.
The localization confirms the presence of only one single defect at emitting site i and two defects at iii , which are consistent with their PL blinking behavior. Unexpectedly, we identified two defects from emitting site ii even though the PL from this site shows two-state blinking.
In addition, the PL time trajectory of ii shows blinking at step heights that are quantitatively correlated with two defects. This observation suggests the two defects are strongly coupled, manifesting as a two-state on and off mode just like a single defect.
This correlation makes it possible to distinguish independent defects from coupled defects that are in very close proximity to each other. This technique suggests the possibility of quantitatively measuring the coupling effect of two or more closely spaced defects.
We further showed it is possible to address the outstanding challenge of unambiguously determining the chemical nature of defects at the single-defect level 5 , 6 , Note that the defects are located inhomogeneously along the nanotube length. We then plotted the PL spectra from each pixel along the tube length in a spatially and spectrally correlated map with the defect PL resolved Fig.
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Each of these classes of confocal microscope have particular advantages and disadvantages. Most systems are either optimized for recording speed i. Confocal laser scanning microscopes can have a programmable sampling density and very high resolutions while Nipkow and PAM use a fixed sampling density defined by the camera's resolution. Imaging frame rates are typically slower for single point laser scanning systems than spinning-disk or PAM systems.
Commercial spinning-disk confocal microscopes achieve frame rates of over 50 per second  — a desirable feature for dynamic observations such as live cell imaging. In practice, Nipkow and PAM allow multiple pinholes scanning the same area in parallel  as long as the pinholes are sufficiently far apart. Cutting-edge development of confocal laser scanning microscopy now allows better than standard video rate 60 frames per second imaging by using multiple microelectromechanical scanning mirrors.
Confocal X-ray fluorescence imaging is a newer technique that allows control over depth, in addition to horizontal and vertical aiming, for example, when analyzing buried layers in a painting.
CLSM has the advantage of not requiring a probe to be suspended nanometers from the surface, as in an AFM or STM , for example, where the image is obtained by scanning with a fine tip over a surface. The distance from the objective lens to the surface called the working distance is typically comparable to that of a conventional optical microscope.
It varies with the system optical design, but working distances from hundreds of micrometres to several millimeters are typical. In CLSM a specimen is illuminated by a point laser source, and each volume element is associated with a discrete scattering or fluorescence intensity. Here, the size of the scanning volume is determined by the spot size close to diffraction limit of the optical system because the image of the scanning laser is not an infinitely small point but a three-dimensional diffraction pattern.
The size of this diffraction pattern and the focal volume it defines is controlled by the numerical aperture of the system's objective lens and the wavelength of the laser used. This can be seen as the classical resolution limit of conventional optical microscopes using wide-field illumination.
However, with confocal microscopy it is even possible to improve on the resolution limit of wide-field illumination techniques because the confocal aperture can be closed down to eliminate higher orders of the diffraction pattern[ citation needed ].
For example, if the pinhole diameter is set to 1 Airy unit then only the first order of the diffraction pattern makes it through the aperture to the detector while the higher orders are blocked, thus improving resolution at the cost of a slight decrease in brightness.
In fluorescence observations, the resolution limit of confocal microscopy is often limited by the signal to noise ratio caused by the small number of photons typically available in fluorescence microscopy. One can compensate for this effect by using more sensitive photodetectors or by increasing the intensity of the illuminating laser point source. Increasing the intensity of illumination laser risks excessive bleaching or other damage to the specimen of interest, especially for experiments in which comparison of fluorescence brightness is required.
When imaging tissues that are differentially refractive, such as the spongy mesophyll of plant leaves or other air-space containing tissues, spherical aberrations that impair confocal image quality are often pronounced. Such aberrations however, can be significantly reduced by mounting samples in optically transparent, non-toxic perfluorocarbons such as perfluorodecalin , which readily infiltrates tissues and has a refractive index almost identical to that of water. Biology and medicine[ edit ] Example of a stack of confocal microscope images showing the distribution of actin filaments throughout a cell.
Clinically, CLSM is used in the evaluation of various eye diseases, and is particularly useful for imaging, qualitative analysis, and quantification of endothelial cells of the cornea. Research into CLSM techniques for endoscopic procedures endomicroscopy is also showing promise. Audio preservation[ edit ] The IRENE system makes use of confocal microscopy for optical scanning and recovery of damaged historical audio.
This limits the axial resolution of the microscope. One technique of overcoming this is 4Pi microscopy where incident and or emitted light are allowed to interfere from both above and below the sample to reduce the volume of the ellipsoid.
An alternative technique is confocal theta microscopy. In this technique the cone of illuminating light and detected light are at an angle to each other best results when they are perpendicular.
The intersection of the two point spread functions gives a much smaller effective sample volume. From this evolved the single plane illumination microscope. Additionally deconvolution may be employed using an experimentally derived point spread function to remove the out of focus light, improving contrast in both the axial and lateral planes.
Super resolution[ edit ] There are confocal variants that achieve resolution below the diffraction limit such as stimulated emission depletion microscopy STED. They all have their own advantages such as ease of use, resolution, and the need for special equipment, buffers, or fluorophores.
Low-temperature operability[ edit ] To image samples at low temperatures, two main approaches have been used, both based on the laser scanning confocal microscopy architecture. One approach is to use a continuous flow cryostat : only the sample is at low temperature and it is optically addressed through a transparent window.Share full text access. In this technique the cone of illuminating light and detected light are at an angle to each other best results when they are perpendicular.
One can compensate for this effect by using more sensitive photodetectors or by increasing the intensity of the illuminating laser point source.
Dashed lines are added as a guide to the eye. James B.
For example, when three defects are blinking independently, they will collectively produce four PL intensity states and three step sizes Fig. Shaw Introduction