26 April 2016 Perspectives of multimode fibers and digital holography for optogenetics
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Optogenetic approaches allow the activation or inhibition of genetically prescribed populations of neurons by light. In principle, optogenetics offers not only the ability to elucidate the functions of neural circuitry, but also new approaches to a treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and recovery of vision and auditory perception. Optogenetics already has revolutionized research in neuroscience. However, new methods for delivering light to three-dimensionally distributed structures e.g. in the brain are necessary. A major hurdle for focusing light through biological tissue is the occurring scattering and scrambling of the light. We demonstrate the correction of the scrambling in a multimode fiber by digital optical phase conjugation with a perspective for optogenetics.
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Jürgen W. Czarske, Jürgen W. Czarske, Daniel Haufe, Daniel Haufe, Nektarios Koukourakis, Nektarios Koukourakis, Lars Büttner, Lars Büttner, } "Perspectives of multimode fibers and digital holography for optogenetics", Proc. SPIE 9890, Optical Micro- and Nanometrology VI, 989005 (26 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231583; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231583

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