M.-Y. Chen, M.J. Huttunen, C.-W. Kan, G. Deka, Y.-Y. Lin, C.-W. Ye, M.-J. Wu, H.-L. Liu, S.-W. Chu
Conventional linear optical activity effects are widely used for studying chiral materials. However, poor contrast and artifacts due to sample anisotropy limit the applicability of these methods. Here we demonstrate that nonlinear second-harmonic-generation circular dichroism spectral microscopy can overcome these limits. In intact collagenous tissues, clear spectral resonance is observed with sub-micrometer spatial resolution. By performing gradual protein denaturation studies, we show that the resonant resp…
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