Light-sheet microscopy using an Airy beam

  title={Light-sheet microscopy using an Airy beam},
  author={Tom Vettenburg and Heather I. C. Dalgarno and Jonathan Nylk and Clara Coll-Lladó and David E. K. Ferrier and Tom{\'a}{\vs} {\vC}i{\vz}m{\'a}r and Frank Gunn-Moore and Kishan Dholakia},
  journal={Nature Methods},
Light-sheet microscopy facilitates rapid, high-contrast, volumetric imaging with minimal sample exposure. However, the rapid divergence of a traditional Gaussian light sheet restricts the field of view (FOV) that provides innate subcellular resolution. We show that the Airy beam innately yields high contrast and resolution up to a tenfold larger FOV. In contrast to the Bessel beam, which also provides an increased FOV, the Airy beam's characteristic asymmetric excitation pattern results in all… 

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