Implantable Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø2.5 mm Stainless Steel Ferrule
|Ferrule Size||Ø2.5 mm x 12.7 mm|
|Ferrule Material||Stainless Steel*|
|Mass||Approx. 0.18 g (0.0004 lbs)|
|Fiber Length||2, 5, 10, or 20 mm|
|Fiber Length Tolerance||±0.5 mm|
|Fiber Termination||Flat Cleave|
|ADAF1 Ceramic Mating Sleeve|
*Ceramic Ferrule Cannulae are also Available.
- Scorable Stainless Steel Ferrule for Better Adhesion to Skull
- Various Fiber Lengths (2 - 20 mm) for a Variety of Applications
- Low-Profile, Lightweight Design
- Sold Individually or in Packages of 10
Thorlabs' Implantable Fiber Optic Cannulae are ideal for use with our line of Optogenetics Equipment. They feature a Ø2.5 mm ferrule, Ø200 µm, Ø300 µm, or Ø400 µm core multimode fiber and are available with fiber lengths of 2, 5, 10, or 20 mm. Our cannulae can be surgically implanted using stereotactic guidance, and the stainless steel ferrule is easy to score for better adherance to the skull when implanted and fixated with glue. We also offer Cannulae with Ceramic Ferrules.
Our cannulae are compatible with our ADAF1 mating sleeve (see below) and lightweight optogenetics patch cables. Cannulae and patch cables with different ferrule materials can be mixed and matched without significant additional signal losses.
Fiber Core Size
Smaller core sizes are less invasive, making them ideal for smaller animals, such as mice. Larger core size cannulae offer a more robust solution for larger animals such as rats, as well as higher power light sources. Choose patch cables that match the core size and NA (numerical aperture) of your cannula for the highest light output at the cannula tip. Our patch cables specifically designed for optogenetics feature the same Ø2.5 mm ferrule as our cannulae on one end.
Thorlabs also manufactures custom fiber optic cannulae. We can provide different fiber and/or ferrule types as well as different fiber lengths. See the Custom Cannula tab for details.
Interactive Optogenetics System Schematic
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Custom Fiber Optic Cannula
Thorlabs offers custom cannulae with the following options. Place a quote request through the following form to receive a quote for your custom cannula order.
Custom Patch Cables Service with Same Day Shipment
Thorlabs stocks the largest selection of single mode and multimode optical fibers in the photonics industry. Simply use the form below to receive a quote.
Custom patch cables can be shipped the same day provided the following criteria* are met:
- Order Does Not Exceed 5 Cables
- Each Cable Does Not Exceed a Length of 20 m
- The Tolerance is ±1% or ±7 cm, Whichever is Greater**
- The Order is Placed Before 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
*Other restrictions may apply. Not available with POF fibers, PM fibers, high-power cables, or fiber bundles.
**Tighter tolerances may be available by contacting Technical Support and may not be available for same day shipping.
Please Note: Cables are manufactured in the US. Please allow for longer international shipment times.
|Please use the Custom Cable web form below to request a quotation for custom patch cables.|