The Jan/Feb 2022 issue of Photonics Focus, a publication of the international society for optics and photonics (SPIE), examines multiple perspectives on photonics and the brain.
Several articles suggest future applications for silicon probes, beyond their current use in electrophysiology. Silicon probes, positioned using the compact and precise Multi-Probe Micromanipulator, might someday be used to:
- embed photon detectors in the brain to measure quantum processes inside neurons
- embed optical waveguides to enable faster light sheet microscopy.
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