Attenuating Mono Fiber-optic Patch Cords
Fiber-optic patch cords with an integrated attenuating filter are ideal for applications where optical power coupled into a fiber is too high, i.e. fiber photometry excitation. Addition of attenuating filter does not affect light distribution inside the optical fiber, only transmission is reduced. Different optical fibers or attenuating factors are possible.
- For attenuating patch cords, optical transmission is specified for visible light, and measured at a 465 nm wavelength. Please note that for a 405 nm wavelength (UV), the transmission value is about half of the specification for visible light.
- Other fiber-optic lengths and jackets are available on custom request.
- An attenuating filter can also be integrated to Branching Fiber-optic Patch cords on custom request.
Comparison Table : Patch cord Optical Fiber Type Fiber-optic Material Borosilicate Silica/Silica Silica/Polymer Plastic Core Glass Glass Glass Plastic Cladding Glass Glass Polymer Polymer Numerical Aperture 0.66 0.22 - 0.37 0.48 - 0.57 0.50 - 0.63 Flexibility Poor Good Good Excellent Auto-Fluorescence Good Excellent Good Poor RECOMMENDED USE : Fiber Photometry N/A
Good* Good* Not recommended
Optogenetics LED Source N/A
Good BEST Optogenetics Laser Source N/A
BEST Good Good
Optical Transmission 1 %, 2 %, 5 %, 10 % @ 465 nm
Buffer NA Fiber-optic Code* 200 220 240 0.22 200/220/XXX-0.22 200 220 245 0.37 200/220/XXX-0.37 200 230 500 0.48 200/230/XXX-0.48 400 430 730 0.48 400/430/XXX-0.48 400 440 470 0.37 400/440/XXX-0.37 400 440 480 0.22 400/440/XXX-0.22
Comparison Table : Protective Jacket Code Description Color OD
Flexibility Fiber break protection Fiber pull protection Proposed usage LWMJ Stainless monocoil with PVC 2.4 mm Black 2.4 7.5 Good
Good Freely-moving animal light delivery with large mice or rat PKMJ
Stainless monocoil with kevlar and PUR 3.0 mm
Black 3.0 11 Good
Excellent Best compromise between flexibility and robustness ARBK Stainless armor with PVC 3 mm Black 3.0 15 Low Excellent Excellent Preferred for maximum robustness
Description Product Termination Code FC Connector with Metal Ferrule FCM SMA Connector with Metal Ferrule SMA
Attenuating Patch Cord
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