Acoustic-optical technologies for investigating deep brain area
Research period : 2019-2023
Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
To guide light to deep tissue sites in the brain, we create optical fiber or waveguide-like refractive index profiles inside brain tissues in a non-invasive manner. We will use spatiotemporal control of refractive index profiles of brain tissues by the pressure fields of nonlinear acoustic waves. We will develop novel acoustic-optical techniques based on optical and acoustical engineering technologies that enhance the performance of conventional optical stimulation and measurement methods such as optogenetics, fluorescence imaging, near-infrared spectroscopy, and whole-brain analysis with transparent brains.
Shu TakagiSchool of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Eiji OkadaFaculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
Hiroshi FukuokaDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute Of Technology, Nara College