Published: Dec. 17, 2019


Super-resolution microscopy and lithography are vital to understand, prevent, and treat disease, as well as in the fundamental pursuit of smaller and higher performance electronic and photonic components. Existing super-resolution imaging systems require bulky, fixed microscopes that are a non-starter for live animal imaging and cannot provide the spatial and temporal resolution of stimulated emission depletion (STED).


Together with a team of innovators, Dr. Juliet Gopinath developed a fiber-based STED microscope that achieves super resolution while maintaining a compact footprint. In contrast to other imaging technologies and instruments, the proposed fiber-coupled STED microscope will allow sub-100 nm resolution imaging of awake behaving animals that is a leap above the capabilities of other super-resolution techniques. This instrument is fundamentally different in imaging potential, and it will be the first instrument of its type in the world.

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Market Application

This has potential applications for in vivo animal studies, endoscopy, optical patterning, and nanoscale spectroscopy.

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CU is currently seeking licensing partners and industry connections.


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