Mono Fiber-optic Patch Cords

Mono Fiber-optic Patch Cords
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  • The simplest form of the fiber-optic patch cord is a single strand of optical fiber surrounded by a buffer and protective jacket with connectors at both ends.

    The optical fiber core diameter and its numerical aperture (NA) define the coupling efficiency into the fiber.

    The most popular optical fiber core diameters for optogenetics and fiber photometry experiments are those with 200 µm and 400 µm core diameters. As for the numerical aperture of the fiber, smaller 0.22 NA is suitable for laser light sources, while for incoherent light sources, like LEDs, it is recommended to use 0.5 NA and higher all the way from the light source to the sample.


     Comparison Table : Patch cord Optical Fiber Type
     Optical Fiber Type 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.

  • Core
    Material
    Core
    Diameter
    (μm)
    Cladding
     (μm)
    Buffer
    (μm)
    Jacket*
    (μm)
    NA Fiber-Optic Code
    Silica 50 125 250 900 0.22 50/125/900-0.22
    60 65 75 900 0.37 60/65/900-0.37
    62.5 125 250 900 0.27 62.5/125/900-0.27
    100 110 125 900 0.22 100/110/900-0.22
    100 110 125 900 0.37 100/110/900-0.37
    105 125 250 900 0.22 105/125/900-0.22
    200 220 240 900 0.22 200/220/900-0.22
    200 240 400 900 0.22 200/240/900-0.22
    200 220 245 900 0.37 200/220/900-0.37
    200 230 500 900 0.48 200/230/900-0.48
    200 230 500 900 0.57 200/230/900-0.57
    300 330 370 900 0.22 300/330/900-0.22
    300 330 360 900 0.37 300/330/900-0.37
    300 335 650 1000 0.37 300/335/1000-0.37
    300 330 650 1000 0.48 300/330/1000-0.48
    400 440 480 900 0.22 400/440/900-0.22
    400 440 470 1100 0.37 400/440/1100-0.37
    400 430 730 1100 0.37 400/430/1100-0.37
    400 430 730 1100 0.48 400/430/1100-0.48
    400 430 730 1100 0.57 400/430/1100-0.57
    550 600 1040 PVC 3 mm 0.22 550/600/3000-0.22
    600 660 710 1100 0.22 600/660/1100-0.22
    600 660 710 1100 0.37 600/660/1100-0.37
    600 630 1040 PVC 3 mm 0.48 600/630/3000-0.48
    Plastic 240 250 - PVC 1 mm 0.63 240/250/1000-0.63
    480 500 - PVC 1 mm 0.50 480/500/1000-0.50
    480 500 - PVC 1 mm 0.63 480/500/1000-0.63
    960 1000 - PVC 2.2 mm 0.50 960/1000/2200-0.50
    960 1000 - PVC 2.2 mm 0.63 960/1000/2200-0.63
    1470 1500 - PVC 3 mm 0.50 1470/1500/3000-0.50
    1960 2000 - PVC 3 mm 0.50 1960/2000/3000-0.50
    * Standard Jacket; other jackets are also available, see Protective Jackets

  • Description Product Termination Code
    FC Connector with Zirconia Ferrule

    FC Connector with Metal Ferrule
    FC

    FCM
    FC/APC Connector with Zirconia Ferrule*
    FCA
    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