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Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) uses near infrared sources and detectors to measure changes in absorption due to neurovascular dynamics in response to brain activation. The use of Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) in a fNIRS system has been estimated potentially able to increase the spatial resolution. Dedicated SiPM sensors have been designed and fabricated by using an optimized process. Electrical and optical characterizations are presented. The design and implementation of a portable fNIRS embedded system, hosting up to 64 IR-LED sources and 128 SiPM sensors, has been carried out. The system has been based on a scalable architecture whose elementary leaf is a flexible board with 16 SiPMs and 4 couples of LEDs each operating at two wavelengths. An ARM based microcontroller has been joined with a multiplexing interface, able to control power supply for the LEDs and collect …
International Society for Optics and Photonics
Publication date: 
8 Mar 2014

D Sanfilippo, G Valvo, M Mazzillo, A Piana, B Carbone, L Renna, PG Fallica, D Agrò, G Morsellino, M Pinto, R Canicattì, N Galioto, A Tomasino, G Adamo, S Stivala, A Parisi, L Curcio, C Giaconia, AC Busacca, R Pagano, S Libertino, S Lombardo

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Volume: 8990 Pages: 899016
Silicon Photonics IX