Dokyoung Kim,a Hye Gun Ryua and Kyo Han Ahn*a
aDepartment of Chemistry and Center for Electro-Photo Behaviors in Advanced Molecular Systems, POSTECH, 77 Cheongam-Ro, Nam-Gu, Pohang, Gyungbuk, Korea 790-784
* Corresponding authors : Kyo Han Ahn
Fluorescent probes are essential tools for studying biological systems. The last decade has witnessed particular interest in the development of two-photon excitable probes, owing to their advantageous features in tissue imaging compared to the corresponding one-photon probes. This review summarizes various types of two-photon probes that have been applied to bioimaging, categorized by the principles in the probe design and the target analytes, which would provide a basis for the future development of novel two-photon probes for tackling important biological issues.