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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: 614–618

Optical fiber light source directs neurite growth

Forrest Jesse, Zhenjiang Miao, Li Zhao, Yao Chen, and Yuan Yuan Lv  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 614-618 (2013)

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Guiding the growth of a neurite by directing ~800 nm laser light to the leading edge of the neurite's growing region can be accomplished by controlling the position and direction in three dimensional space of a tapered optical fiber through which the light is projected. We control the position, angle and power of the laser beam to direct the growth of actin accumulations in neurites which affects their mobility.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology

ToC Category:
Cell Studies

Original Manuscript: December 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2013
Published: March 28, 2013

Forrest Jesse, Zhenjiang Miao, Li Zhao, Yao Chen, and Yuan Yuan Lv, "Optical fiber light source directs neurite growth," Biomed. Opt. Express 4, 614-618 (2013)

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