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Optical power transfer and communication methods for wireless implantable sensing platforms

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Muhammad Mujeeb-U-Rahman, Dvin Adalian, Chieh-Feng Chang, Axel Scherer

California Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering, 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91125, United States

J. Biomed. Opt. 20(9), 095012 (Sep 25, 2015). doi:10.1117/1.JBO.20.9.095012
History: Received April 8, 2015; Accepted August 25, 2015
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Abstract.  Ultrasmall scale implants have recently attracted focus as valuable tools for monitoring both acute and chronic diseases. Semiconductor optical technologies are the key to miniaturizing these devices to the long-sought sub-mm scale, which will enable long-term use of these devices for medical applications. This can also enable the use of multiple implantable devices concurrently to form a true body area network of sensors. We demonstrate optical power transfer techniques and methods to effectively harness this power for implantable devices. Furthermore, we also present methods for optical data transfer from such implants. Simultaneous use of these technologies can result in miniaturized sensing platforms that can allow for large-scale use of such systems in real world applications.

© 2015 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

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Muhammad Mujeeb-U-Rahman ; Dvin Adalian ; Chieh-Feng Chang and Axel Scherer
"Optical power transfer and communication methods for wireless implantable sensing platforms", J. Biomed. Opt. 20(9), 095012 (Sep 25, 2015). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.20.9.095012


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