Laser amplification with a twist: traveling-wave propagation and gain functions from throughout the cochlea.

@article{Shera2007LaserAW,
  title={Laser amplification with a twist: traveling-wave propagation and gain functions from throughout the cochlea.},
  author={Christopher A Shera},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={122 5},
  pages={
          2738-58
        }
}
Except at the handful of sites explored by the inverse method, the characteristics-indeed, the very existence-of traveling-wave amplification in the mammalian cochlea remain largely unknown. Uncertainties are especially pronounced in the apex, where mechanical and electrical measurements lack the independent controls necessary for assessing damage to the preparation. At a functional level, the form and amplification of cochlear traveling waves are described by quantities known as propagation… CONTINUE READING