Active image optimization for lattice light sheet microscopy in thick samples
Biomed. Opt. Express. 2022-11-07; 13(12): 6211
Lattice light-sheet microscopy (LLSM) is a very efficient technique for high resolution 3D imaging of dynamic phenomena in living biological samples. However, LLSM imaging remains limited in depth due to optical aberrations caused by sample-based refractive index mismatch. Here, we propose a simple and low-cost active image optimization (AIO) method to recover high resolution imaging inside thick biological samples. AIO is based on (1) a light-sheet autofocus step (AF) followed by (2) an adaptive optics image-based optimization. We determine the optimum AIO parameters to provide a fast, precise and robust aberration correction on biological samples. Finally, we demonstrate the performances of our approach on sub-micrometric structures in brain slices and plant roots.