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Opt Lett. 2015 May 15;40(10):2173-6. doi: 10.1364/OL.40.002173.

Effect of blood vessels on light distribution in optogenetic stimulation of cortex.

Abstract

In this Letter, the impact of blood vessels on light distribution during photostimulation of cortical tissue in small rodents is investigated. Brain optical properties were extracted using a double-integrating sphere setup, and optical coherence tomography was used to image cortical vessels and capillaries to generate a three-dimensional angiogram of the cortex. By combining these two datasets, a complete volumetric structure of the cortical tissue was developed and linked to a Monte Carlo code which simulates light propagation in this inhomogeneous structure and illustrates the effect of blood vessels on the penetration depth and pattern preservation in optogenetic stimulation.

PMID:
26393692
DOI:
10.1364/OL.40.002173
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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