Because of the inconvenience and inflexibility of the laser controller, the applied range of optogenetics is limited. This paper aims to present the design of a portable remote-controlled laser controller system, including the remote-controlled system and the laser stimulator.
The remote-controlled system is handheld, which can wirelessly adjust the power and the emitting frequency of the laser by utilizing the ZigBee module.
The laser stimulator can be mounted on the animal as it is light weight (35 g) and small in size (40 × 40 × 20 mm), and its power and frequency can be appropriately adjusted by changing the current amplitude and duty radio. In the end, the experiments verify the reliability and effectiveness of the laser controller.
In virtue of the modular design of the driven circuit and the reasonable layout, the whole system has the advantages of small volume, convenient control and high stability, which provide the convenience for the development of portable optogenetics animal robot experiment and has broad market prospects.
The work is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China(61273197,61503224,60804034), Applied Fundamental Research of Qingdao (14-2-4-19-jch), Huangdao District Science and Technology Project (2014-1-33), China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2015M582115) and “Taishan Scholarship” Construction Engineering.
Wang, H., Wang, Y., Sun, Y., Pu, Q. and Lu, X. (2016), "On the small fiber-coupled laser controller for animal robot", Assembly Automation, Vol. 36 No. 2, pp. 146-151. https://doi.org/10.1108/AA-11-2015-097Download as .RIS
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