Kohei Otomo

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Transmissive liquid crystal devices (tLCDs) enable the modification of optical properties, such as phase, polarization, and laser light intensity, over a wide wavelength region at a high conversion efficiency. By utilizing tLCDs, we developed a new two-photon excitation stimulated emission depletion microscopy technique based on a conventional two-photon(More)
As a model of photosynthetic unit (PSU), self-assembled aggregates of pigment-protein complexes from photosynthetic bacteria were prepared in a lipid bilayer by reconstitution of the light-harvesting 2 (LH2) complex and light-harvesting 1-reaction center (LH1-RC) complex through detergent removal of their micelles in the presence of lipids. By performing(More)
One of the most popular super-resolution microscopies that breaks the diffraction barrier is stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy. As the optical set-up of STED microscopy is based on a laser scanning microscopy (LSM) system, it potentially has several merits of LSM like confocal or two-photon excitation LSM. In this article, we first describe(More)
Two-photon excitation fluorescence microscopy has become widely used in various life science fields in this decade. In the field of neuroscience in particular, in vivo two-photon microscopy has provided vital information on neural activity and brain function. In the current era of connectomics, visualization of the morphology and activity of numerous(More)
The molecular mechanism that governs cytoskeleton-membrane interaction during animal cytokinesis remains elusive. Here, we investigated the dynamics and functions of ERM (Ezrin/Radixin/Moesin) proteins during cytokinesis in human cultured cells. We found that ezrin is recruited to the cleavage furrow through its membrane-associated domain in a(More)
The temporal resolution of a two-photon excitation laser scanning microscopy (TPLSM) system is limited by the excitation laser beam's scanning speed. To improve the temporal resolution, the TPLSM system is equipped with a spinning-disk confocal scanning unit. However, the insufficient energy of a conventional Ti:sapphire laser source restricts the field of(More)
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