Dual Fiber-optic Patch Cords

Dual Fiber-optic Patch Cords
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  • A Dual Fiber-optic Patch Cord has two optically isolated fibers. One side ends with a dual ferrule guiding pin or a guiding socket connector. The other side of the patch cord can also end with a dual ferrule connector or with separate FC connectors for each fiber. The Dual Fiber-optic Patch Cord can transmit independent optical signals when used with a Separate Light Path 2x2 Fiber-optic Rotary Joint. Using dual patch cords with a 1x2 Fiber-optic Rotary Joint is optically more efficient but more expensive than using a branching patch cord with a 1x1 Fiber-optic Rotary Joint.


     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
    (too fragile)
    Good* Good* Not recommended
    (high AF)
     Optogenetics LED Source N/A
    (too fragile)
    Not recommended
    (low NA)
    Good BEST
     Optogenetics Laser Source N/A
    (too fragile)
    BEST Good Good

    * For Fiber photometry, we recommend low-autofluorescence optical fiber patch cords.


  • Outer Diameter (μm)
    Core
    Material
    Core
    (μm)
    Cladding
    (μm)
    Buffer Jacket* NA Fiber-optic Code
    Silica 200 220 240 900 0.22 200/220/900-0.22
    200 220 245 900 0.37 200/220/900-0.37
    200 230 500 900 0.48 200/230/900-0.48
    200 240 400 900 0.22 200/240/900-0.22
    300 330 360 900 0.37 300/330/900-0.37
    300 330 370 900 0.22 300/330/900-0.22
    300 330 650 1000 0.48 300/330/1000-0.48
    300 335 650 1000 0.37 300/335/1000-0.37
    400 430 730 1100 0.37 400/430/1100-0.37
    400 430 730 1100 0.48 400/430/1100-0.48
    400 440 480 900 0.22 400/440/900-0.22
    550 600 1040 PVC 3 mm 0.22 550/600/3000-0.22
    600 630 1040 PVC 3 mm 0.37 600/630/3000-0.37
    600 630 1040 PVC 3 mm 0.48 600/630/3000-0.48
    600 660 710 1100 0.22 600/660/1100-0.22
    Plastic 240 250 - PVC 1 mm 0.63 240/250/900-0.63
    480 500 - PVC 1 mm 0.63 480/500/900-0.63
    * Standard Jacket; other jackets are also available, see Protective Jackets

  • Termination Codes for Fiber-Optic Patch Cords
    Description Product Termination Code
    FC Connector with Zirconia Ferrule

    FC Connector with Metal Ferrule
    FC

    FCM
    FC/APC Connector with Zirconia Ferrule*

    FC/APC Connector with Metal Ferrule*
    FCA

    FCMA
    SMA Connector with Metal Ferrule SMA
    Zirconia Ferrule OD 1.25 mm ZF1.25
    Zirconia Ferrule OD = 1.25 mm with Flange

    Zirconia Ferrule OD = 1.25 mm with Peek Flange
    ZF1.25(F)

    ZF1.25(FP)
    Metal Ferrule OD 1.25 mm MF1.25
    Zirconia Ferrule OD = 2.5 mm ZF2.5
    Zirconia Ferrule OD = 2.5 mm with Flange

    Zirconia Ferrule OD = 2.5 mm with Peek Flange
    ZF2.5(F)

    ZF2.5(FP)
    Metal Ferrule OD = 2.5 mm MF2.5
    Slim Magnetic Connector SMC
    M3 Connector CM3
    M3 Connector Peek Plastic CM3(P)
    M2 Connector CM2
    * FC/APC Connectors available for Fiber-Optic Patch Cords NA 0.22 only.

    Termination Codes for Dual Fiber-Optic Patch Cords (1 connector side)
    Description Product Termination Code
    Dual Ferrule with a guiding pin

    Pitch from 0.7 mm to 1.7 mm
    DF.
    Guiding Socket*

    Pitch from 0.7 mm to 1.7 mm
    GS.
    *Recommended termination for Dual Fiber-Optic Patch Cord.

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