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A scalable optoelectronic neural probe architecture with self-diagnostic capability
Zhao, Hubin; Soltan, Ahmed; Maaskant, Pleun P.; Dong, Na; Sun, Xiaohan; Degenaar, Patrick
There is a growing demand for the development of new types of implantable optoelectronics to support both basic neuroscience and optogenetic treatments for neurological disorders. Target specification requirements include multi-site optical stimulation, programmable radiance profile, safe operation, and miniaturization. It is also preferable to have a simple serial interface rather than large numbers of control lines. This paper demonstrates an optrode structure comprising of a standard complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor process with 18 optical stimulation drivers. Furthermore, diagnostic sensing circuitry is incorporated to determine the long-term functionality of the photonic elements. A digital control system is incorporated to allow independent multisite control and serial communication with external control units.
Keyword(s): Light emitting diodes; Optical pulses; Optical sensors; Probes; Shafts; Stimulated emission; Active optrode; Implantable; Neural stimulation; Optogenetics; Self-diagnostic.
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Cork
Citation(s): Zhao, H., Soltan, A., Maaskant, P., Dong, N., Sun, X. and Degenaar, P. (2018) 'A Scalable Optoelectronic Neural Probe Architecture With Self-Diagnostic Capability', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, In Press, PP(99), pp. 1-12. doi: 10.1109/TCSI.2018.2792219
Publisher(s): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
File Format(s): application/pdf
First Indexed: 2018-02-10 06:41:13 Last Updated: 2019-03-29 06:37:01