Fluorescence Polarization in Life Sciences

Download the PDF version 1. Introduction The application of fluorescence polarization offers unique advantages over conventional fluorescence imaging and quantitation. In fluorescence polarization studies, fluorophores tied to biological samples or chemical compounds help elucidate the underlying mechanism of interest. As opposed to the standard fluorescence techniques, fluorescence polarization allows for fast and accurate quantitative measurements with…

Understanding Polarization

Download the PDF version   1. Introduction Polarization is a fundamental property of light. While many optical applications are based on systems that are “blind” to polarization, a very large number are not. Some applications rely directly on polarization as a key measurement variable, such as those based on how much an object depolarizes or…