In one form, a two-directional scanning method for luminescence microscopy is disclosed. A series of continuous scans are performed by an interrogation wide-field relative to a first direction and a target is identified. A precise position of the target is determined in the first direction. At least one scan by the interrogation wide-field is performed relative to a second direction at or near the precise position of the target in the first direction. The two-directional scanning method produces "on-the-fly" (i.e. ex tempore or impromptu) precise localization of targets. Embodiments open up new applications for background-free or background-reduced luminescence microscopy, for example time-gated or time-resolved luminescence microscopy, in a relatively fast, higher speed or more efficient manner.
|IPC||G01N 15/14,G01N 21/64,G02B 21/16|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Apr 2015|
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