Lookup NU author(s): Dr Patrick Degenaar
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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 miniaturisation. 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 (CMOS) 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.
Author(s): Zhao Hubin, Soltan Ahmed, Maaskant Pleun, Dong Na, Sun Xiaohan, Degenaar Patrick
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I - Regular papers
Print publication date: 01/08/2018
Online publication date: 24/01/2018
Acceptance date: 22/12/2017
ISSN (print): 1549-8328
ISSN (electronic): 1558-0806
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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