We use Digital Holographic Microscopy to study dynamic responses of live cells to femtosecond laser cellular membrane photoporation. Temporal and spatial characteristics of morphological changes as well as dry mass variation are analyzed and compared with conventional fluorescent assays for viability and photoporation efficiency. With the latter, the results provide a new insight into the efficiency and toxicity of this novel optical method of drug delivery. In addition, quantitative phase maps reveal photoporation related sub-cellular dynamics of cytoplasmic vesicles.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics