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Power Technology Inc.
TOPTICA Photonics Inc.

Expanding Capabilities with Optimized NIR Confocal Imaging

Presentation will begin: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 1:15 PM EDT
Presented by: James Lopez, Olympus Corp.

Fluorescence microscopy historically has been dominated by blue, green, and red imaging. Although this limitation is acceptable for some applications, multiplexing and deep tissue imaging suffer with blue to red as the only imaging window. This limitation of imaging into the blue-to-red window was due to many factors, but primarily these three: 1) fluorophores were not widely available for far-red and near-infrared imaging; 2) lasers and detectors were not optimized for far-red imaging; 3) optical coatings were poor at transmitting into the far-red and near-infrared wavelengths. Lopez discusses recent scientific advancements in all three of these areas and highlights how new capabilities can offer unique benefits for multiplexing and deep tissue imaging.


About the presenter
James LopezJames Lopez, Ph.D., received his doctorate in biomedical sciences from the University of Chicago in 2010. With nearly a decade of experience in the areas of calcium imaging, Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET), live-cell imaging, and intravital imaging, he joined Olympus as a confocal and multiphoton sales representative. He later transitioned to the Olympus Life Science Applications Group supporting confocal and multiphoton systems. Now he manages the Life Science Applications Group in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America markets.




About the sponsor(s)
  • Power Technology Inc. - Designer and manufacturer of lasers from 266 to 12,000 nm with a high-precision emphasis; laser modules with beam circularization; temperature stabilized modules; CW, pulsed, and modulated units; high voltage HeNe power supplies; laser options and accessories; and laser modules for materials manufacturing.
  • TOPTICA Photonics Inc. - Develops and manufactures laser systems for scientific and industrial applications. Portfolio includes diode lasers, ultrafast fiber lasers, terahertz systems, and frequency combs. Applications are in biophotonics, industrial metrology, and quantum technology.


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