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Recent technological developments in ultrafast laser physics have permitted to make new kind of nonlinear microscopies, as microscopy based on Stimulated Raman scattering. These techniques are based on vibrational contrast mechanism for imaging with high sensitivity, high spatial and spectral resolution and 3D sectioning capability. The interest in the study of lipids and the possibility to image lipid droplets, thanks to their isolated Raman peaks associated with vibrational C-H bond, have encouraged investigation and identification of lipid structures inside cells, taking advantage of Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) imaging. In this work, we report and discuss label free images on biological environmental and structural analysis, to detect lipid microstructures inside adipocyte cells.
International Society for Optics and Photonics
Publication date: 
24 May 2018

Maria Antonietta Ferrara, Angela Filograna, Annalisa D'Arco, Rajeev Ranjan, Michele Larobina, Carmen Valente, Luigi Sirleto

Biblio References: 
Volume: 10677 Pages: 106770P
Unconventional Optical Imaging