Universal light-sheet generation with field synthesis

Bo Jui Chang, Mark Kittisopikul, Kevin M. Dean, Philippe Roudot, Erik S. Welf, Reto Fiolka

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We introduce field synthesis, a theorem and method that can be used to synthesize any scanned or dithered light sheet, including those used in lattice light-sheet microscopy (LLSM), from an incoherent superposition of one-dimensional intensity distributions. Compared to LLSM, this user-friendly and modular approach offers a simplified optical design, higher light throughput and simultaneous multicolor illumination. Further, field synthesis achieves lower rates of photobleaching than light sheets generated by lateral beam scanning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-238
Number of pages4
JournalNature methods
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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