1 January 2010 Epidermal laser stimulation of action potentials in the frog sciatic nerve
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Abstract
Measurements of laser-stimulated action potentials in the sciatic nerve of leopard frogs (Rana pipiens) are made using two infrared lasers. The dorsal sides of the frog's hind limbs are exposed to short-pulsed 1540- and 1064-nm wavelengths at three separate spot sizes: 2, 3, and 4 mm. Energy density thresholds are determined for eliciting an action potential at each experimental condition. Results from these exposures show similar evoked potential thresholds for both wavelengths. The 2-mm-diam spot sizes yield action potentials at radiant exposure levels almost double that seen with larger beam sizes.
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Nichole M. Jindra, Douglas Goddard, Michelle L. Imholte, Robert J. Thomas, "Epidermal laser stimulation of action potentials in the frog sciatic nerve," Journal of Biomedical Optics 15(1), 015002 (1 January 2010). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3292014 . Submission:
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