Single laser to multiple optical fiber device for optogenetics-based epidural spinal cord stimulation

@article{Chang2017SingleLT,
  title={Single laser to multiple optical fiber device for optogenetics-based epidural spinal cord stimulation},
  author={Shih-Yin Chang and Kazunori Naganuma and Hoshinori Kanazawa and Kenta Takashima and Kuniaki Konishi and Takao Someya and Masaki Sekino and Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Hiroshi Onodera},
  journal={2017 8th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER)},
  year={2017},
  pages={207-210}
}
This paper reports on the design and optical characterization of a single laser to multiple optical fiber (SLMOF) device for optogenetics research. Output end of SLMOF is an optical fiber bundle made by 210 optical fibers arranged into a 7×30 matrix. Single laser beam produced by laser diode (LD) is delicately steered on optical table to be coupled into target optical fiber. By controlling the power of the LD and quickly switching among fibers, this device allows for high flexibility when… CONTINUE READING