Written by our Femtosecond Fibre Laser specialist, Karen McGeachy, this blog is aimed to help you understand the benefits that fixed wavelength femtosecond fibre lasers offer to your two-photon microscopy set-up. Click on the image below to download the full PDF.
We will cover the following topics:
- Brief overview of two-photon microscopy
- This section details the principle of two-photon microscopy and why it is used.
- Ti:Sapphire lasers, the traditional excitation laser
- This section provides an overview of the traditional two-photon laser and why it was suitable.
- Can fibre lasers be used as an alternative?
- This section explores the feasibility of using a femtosecond fibre laser in two-photon microscopy.
- Why should people choose fibre lasers?
- This section provides a comparison of Femtosecond Fibre Lasers vs Ti:Sapphire lasers and explores the difference in wavelength and power, price, and maintenance and form factor.
- Key specifications of the SPARK LASERS ALCOR series for two-photon microscopy
- This section goes into details of the features of the ALCOR which makes it particularly beneficial for two-photon microscopy such as GDD precompensation, adjustable power and triggering, and fibre coupling.