Simultaneous multiplane imaging with reverberation multiphoton microscopy
Beaulieu, Devin R.
Davison, Ian G.
Bifano, Thomas G.
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Citation (published version)Devin R Beaulieu, Ian G Davison, Thomas G Bifano, Jerome Mertz, Kıvılcım Kılıç. 2020. "Simultaneous multiplane imaging with reverberation multiphoton microscopy." Nature Methods, Issue March, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41592-019-0728-9
Multiphoton microscopy (MPM) has gained enormous popularity over the years for its capacity to provide high resolution images from deep within scattering samples1. However, MPM is generally based on single-point laser-focus scanning, which is intrinsically slow. While imaging speeds as fast as video rate have become routine for 2D planar imaging, such speeds have so far been unattainable for 3D volumetric imaging without severely compromising microscope performance. We demonstrate here 3D volumetric (multiplane) imaging at the same speed as 2D planar (single plane) imaging, with minimal compromise in performance. Specifically, multiple planes are acquired by near-instantaneous axial scanning while maintaining 3D micron-scale resolution. Our technique, called reverberation MPM, is well adapted for large-scale imaging in scattering media with low repetition-rate lasers, and can be implemented with conventional MPM as a simple add-on.