Abstract

Endogenous and exogenous fluorescence emission from biological samples encodes complementary information. Here we report, to the best of our knowledge, the first results from an optical imaging platform with interleaved excitation and detection of exogenous and endogenous fluorescence from tissue samples using a single flexible multimode fiber that delivers the excitation beam and collects the emitted light. A custom-built reflective optical chopper wheel with synchronized rotation temporally multiplexes an autofluorescence lifetime imaging apparatus with an intensity-based fluorescence module tailored to imaging green fluorescent protein. We demonstrate the functionality of such platform imaging dyes of varying fluorescence signatures and resolving cellularized areas on bio-engineered tissue constructs.

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