Document Type : Original Article

Authors

‎‎ Department of Physics, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran‎ ‎

Abstract

Recently, polarization sensitive Second Harmonic Generation (pSHG) microscopy has become a powerful tool for the study of the noncenterosymmetric biological structures. This is due to the fact that pSHG has some intrinsically benefits such as high resolution and contrast, and it can also penetrate deeply inside the sample in a noninvasive manner. One drawback for the pSHG technique is that the imaging procedure is not fast enough to study in vivo samples or to monitor the dynamics of different tissues. This issue imposes some limitations on using the pSHG technique to study in vivo samples. Fortunately, recently Single Scan polarization sensitive Second Harmonic Generation (SS-pSHG) technique has been introduced as a fast alternative for the conventional pSHG technique. In this article, the results obtained from ex vivo biological samples of starch, human cornea and animal tendon have been compared in a pixel-to-pixel manner using pSHG and SS-pSHG techniques in forward direction. Even though the samples used here are ex vivo, the results of this study promise that the polarization sensitive SHG microscopy techniques have a great potential to study biological tissues in a noninvasive procedure. This issue is more important especially in the cases that samples are in vivo.

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