Lasers for Innovative Solutions, LLC (L4iS) is developing a new class of tomography technology with the aim of allowing material characterization in three dimensions with sub-micron resolution. The method uses a nanosecond, Q-switched, pulsed ultraviolet laser coupled with high-resolution imaging to generate highly detailed specimen models. Using this system, sequential images similar to light-sheet fluorescence microscopy are used to digitally reconstruct the specimen.
Laser ablation tomography (LAT) is ideal for full color visualizations and measurement of structural features in applications like high-throughput phenotyping and biomimicry, materials science, yielding complex CAD models for simulations and rapid prototyping while allowing for easier quantitative 3D analysis.
3D software advanced image processing and analysis modules are used in combination with L4IS' LAT scans to get great understanding of data structure, analyze and quantify its components. The visually striking virtual model reconstruction and advanced measurements allow for better insight into the data, leading researcher to faster scientific discovery.
Graphic of a maize root captured with LAT Scan™ and analyzed with Avizo software to measure xylem vessel and aerenchyma properties such as diameter, volume and permeability.