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Characterization of fiber-optic light delivery and light-induced temperature changes in a rodent brain for precise optogenetic neuromodulation
- Characterization of fiber-optic light delivery and light-induced temperature changes in a rodent brain for precise optogenetic neuromodulation
- Shin, Y[Shin, Younghoon]; Yoo, M[Yoo, Minsu]; Kim, HS[Kim, Hyung-Sun]; Nam, SK[Nam, Sung-Ki]; Kim, HI[Kim, Hyoung-Ihl]; Lee, SK[Lee, Sun-Kyu]; Kim, S[Kim, Sohee]; Kwon, HS[Kwon, Hyuk-Sang]
- DGIST Authors
- Kim, S[Kim, Sohee]
- Issue Date
- Biomedical Optics Express, 7(11), 4450-4471
- Article Type
- Characterization of Fibers; Light Intensity; Light Propagation; Light Propagation in Tissue; Light Propagation in Tissues; Monte-Carlo Method; Photon Migration; Photothermal Effects; Temperature Increase; Temperature Measuring; Tissue; Turbid Media
- Understanding light intensity and temperature increase is of considerable importance in designing or performing in vivo optogenetic experiments. Our study describes the optimal light power at target depth in the rodent brain that would maximize activation of light-gated ion channels while minimizing temperature increase. Monte Carlo (MC) simulations of light delivery were used to provide a guideline for suitable light power at a target depth. In addition, MC simulations with the Pennes bio-heat model using data obtained from measurements with a temperature-measuring cannula having 12.3 mV/°C of thermoelectric sensitivity enabled us to predict tissue heating of 0.116 °C/mW on average at target depth of 563 μm and specifically, a maximum mean plateau temperature increase of 0.25 °C/mW at 100 μm depth for 473 nm light. Our study will help to improve the design and performance of optogenetic experiments while avoiding potential over-and underillumination. © 2016 Optical Society of America.
- OSA - The Optical Society
- Related Researcher
Kim, So Hee
Neural Interfaces & MicroSystems Lab
Neural interface; Neural stimulation; Bio MEMS; Stretchable electronics; Numerical simulation of implant-body interactions
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