Fiber Coupled Orange-Red LED for Optogenetics in Freely Moving Mammals
The Prizmatix Optogenetics LED Orange-Red module
is specially designed to provide high power Orange-Red light source (~625nm)
to activate or inhibit Red shifted opsins (Jaws, Jaws-ER2)
in Optogenetics experiments with freely moving mammals.
This LED light source provides powerful light irradiance
of >250 mW/mm² at fiber implant tip following all
fiber-optic connections including Rotary Joint.
Optical power and irradiance data
for full Optogenetics system including
fiber patch cord, Rotary Joint, Dual / Single fiber
and fiber optic cannula (implant):
Optical Power from 200μm cannula
Optical Power from 250μm cannula
Optical Power from 500μm cannula
Irradiance from 200μm cannula
Prizmatix‘s unique large emitter LEDs enable
bilateral stimulation with a single low cost light
source and simple one channel rotary joint.
Using a simple Y-shaped fiber bundle at the rotary joint
will double the amount of light delivered to the brain
each branch delivering virtually the same power as a single fiber.
This results in significant cost saving in setting up bilateral
brain activation and silencing systems, compared to alternative light sources.
Want to do implant (cannula) by yourself?
We offer DIY cannula components
such as high NA fibers and ceramic ferrules for online purchases.
Prizmatix Rotary Joint is
especially designed for Optogenetics experiments
with High NA fibers equipped with FC connectors.
Rotary Joint very low friction and smooth swivel operation are demonstrated
in this video - showing continuous rotation for over 30 seconds after a
The torque required for free movement is very low thus reducing
the Rotary Joint's behavioral effect on freely moving animals.
Prizmatix Rotary Joint can be used with large core input optical fiber connected
to several thin output fibers simultaneously. This allows concurrent delivery of light
to separate areas of the brain without loss of power due to the fiber split. See more..
Prizmatix Implantable Fiberoptic Cannulae / Ferrules
allow direct light stimulation of certain deep brain regions
in living animals.
Each Cannula consists of a Zirconia ferrule
accommodating a high NA Silica optical fiber, protruding from
the Zirconia ferrule at a desired length. See more...
Prizmatix provides diverse fiber optics solutions for Optogenetics in-vivo. Made of silica, glass or polymer,
these high NA fibers can be constructed to fit any research set-up with various combinations of connectors,
ferrules, core diameters and lengths. Examples include single stainless steel coverings of bare tipped fibers,
or Y-shaped fibers for simultaneous stimulation of two hemispheres. For more details please see:
The Pulser - USB pulse train generator with user friendly software is an easy way
to generate trains of pulses for Optogenetics activation directly from your computer.
The Trigger-In input enables synchronization of Optogenetics activation with various
experimental events. For more details please see: