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Novel Organic Light Emitting Diodes for Optogenetic Experiments

Abstract Optical Fibers coupled to laser light sources, and Light Emitting Diodes are the two classes of technologies used for optogenetic experiments. Arizona State University's Flexible Display Center fabricates novel flexible Organic Light Emitting Diodes(OLEDs). These OLEDs have the capability of being monolithically fabricated over flexible, transparent plastic substrates and having power efficient ways of addressing high density arrays of LEDs. This thesis critically evaluates the technology by identifying the key advantages, current limitations and experimentally assessing the technology in in-vivo and in-vitro animal models. For in-vivo testing, the emitted light from a flat OLED panel was directly used to stimulate the neo-cortex in the... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Shah, Ankur Rajiv (Author) / Muthuswamy, Jitendran (Advisor) / Greger, Bradley (Committee member) / Blain Christen, Jennifer (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biomedical engineering / Brain Computer Interfacing / Flexible Electronics / Neural Engineering / OLEDs / Optogenetics
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 63 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Bioengineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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Description Optogenetic response using iLEDs and OLEDs
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