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Stainless Steel and Ceramic Fiber Optic Ferrules


  • Ø1.25 mm or Ø2.5 mm Stainless Steel or Ceramic Ferrules
  • Various Hole Sizes for Single Mode or Multimode Fiber
  • Sold in Packs of 10

CF270-10

Ø2.5 mm Ceramic Ferrule, Ø270 µm Hole

CFLC126-10

Ø1.25 mm Ceramic Ferrule, Ø126 µm Hole

Application Idea

Patch Cable with CF270-10 Ferrule
End Mounted in the FCM Ferrule Clamp

SF440-10

Ø2.5 mm Stainless Steel Ferrule, Ø440 µm Hole

SFLC230-10

Ø1.25 mm Stainless Steel Ferrule, Ø231 µm Hole 

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MM Fiber Connectorized with a Ceramic Ferrule Mated with our Fiber Optic Cannula with a Mating Sleeve
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FT200EMT Multimode Fiber Terminated with CF230-10 Ceramic Ferrule (Sold Assembled as our M81L01 Optogenetics Patch Cable)
Ceramic and Stainless Steel Ferrule Comparison
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The cross section is different between the stainless steel and ceramic ferrules. Each ferrule is defined by bore size, length, and outer diameter.

Features

  • Ø1.25 mm or Ø2.5 mm Stainless Steel or Ceramic Ferrules
  • Various Bore Sizes for Single Mode or Multimode Fiber
    • Ceramic Ferrules with Ø126 µm - Ø440 µm Bores
    • Stainless Steel Ferrules with Ø127 µm - Ø440 µm Bores
  • Contact Tech Support for Custom Ferrule Length or Bore Size 

Thorlabs offers Ø1.25 mm and Ø2.5 mm stainless steel or ceramic (zirconia) fiber optic ferrules for constructing pigtailed fiber optic patch cables and assemblies. Ø1.25 mm LC-sized ferrules are compatible with many LC/PC fiber components, as well as our ADAL1 mating sleeve or ADAL3 interconnect. The standard Ø2.5 mm FC ferrule size is compatible with many FC/PC, SC/PC, and ST®/PC fiber components, as well as our ADAF1 mating sleeve or ADAF2 interconnect. For optogenetics applications, stainless steel ferrules can be scored for better implantation, while ceramic ferrules are nonmagnetic, making them ideal for applications sensitive to magnetic fields.

Ferrules are sold in packs of 10 and are available with several different bore diameters for either single mode or multimode fibers, as indicated in the tables below. Please note that all of our ferrules have a PC-polished end face, and are not suitable for APC polishes.

Thorlabs also stocks multimode patch cables with polished ferrule ends as well as compatible implantable fiber optic cannulae for optogenetics applications. 


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Poster:chiwon.lee
Posted Date:2017-01-25 06:55:25.973
Hello, I'm using a multimode fiber (FG105ACA) with core/cladding diameter of 105um/250um, and thinking to connectorize it to the 2.5mm ceramic ferrule. It seems that the item CF128-10 is compatible with the FG105UCA fiber that has the same core/cladding diameter with mine. Could you check if this ferrule works for my fiber? Thank you.
Poster:tfrisch
Posted Date:2017-01-26 05:26:50.0
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. FG105ACA actually has a cladding diameter of 125um, so the 128um bore of CF128-10 would be best, yes. The coating (250um) should be stripped off prior to connectorization.
Poster:cr2581
Posted Date:2016-04-20 16:00:13.1
Hello, We currently use your stainless steel ferrules (SFLC230-10) and I wanted to offer a suggested variation on it. We find that they are difficult to work with because they are too short. Therefore, we end up glueing two together with a sleeve to double the length. It would be nice if you offered the 1.25 mm ferrules also at a longer length (12 mm). It seems that this would be easy to manufacture and would be very helpful to us and others.
Poster:besembeson
Posted Date:2016-04-21 01:38:21.0
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: We can offer this to you as a special item for now. I will contact you to know your quantity requirements.
Poster:pain
Posted Date:2014-07-08 11:19:06.86
Could thoralbs provide with empty ceramic ferule with 1mm ID and standard 2.5 OD ?
Poster:jlow
Posted Date:2014-07-14 11:34:04.0
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: We do not have the ceramic ferrule with 1mm ID. We can provide this with stainless steel ferrule.
Poster:RLopes
Posted Date:2014-01-23 18:47:23.77
We need to machine some features on this part, but have been unable because it is the fired ceramic. Can you supply this part before the ceramic firing process? OR... could you advise on a machining process/tooling requirements so we can machine the part as provided?
Poster:jlow
Posted Date:2014-01-29 04:21:17.0
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: We do not supply ceramic before the firing process at the moment. Machining zirconia ceramic would typically require the use of diamond cutting tools.
Poster:ma.dmitry
Posted Date:2013-07-02 13:11:04.923
According to the response on the previous question, Thorlabs can provide stainless steel ferrules with various ID and 2.5 or 1.25 mm OD. But could you manufacture and sell stainless steel ferrules with various OD. I am interested in stainless steel ferrules with OD 750 um (or even less) and ID 250 um. If so, what is the less possible OD?
Poster:pbui
Posted Date:2013-07-03 15:00:00.0
Response from Phong at Thorlabs: Thorlabs can certainly provide custom sized stainless steel ferrules with various lengths and ODs. We will contact you directly to discuss your requirements.
Poster:jjiang
Posted Date:2013-04-25 00:33:15.033
Does thorlab sell empty stainless steel ferrule with different hole size?
Poster:tcohen
Posted Date:2013-04-25 12:42:00.0
Response from Tim at Thorlabs: We can provide 2.5mm OD or 1.25mm OD stainless steel ferrules of various ID. We will contact you to discuss your dimensional requirements.

Optogenetics Selection Guide

Thorlabs offers a wide range of optogenetics components; the compatibility of these products in select standard configurations is discussed in detail here. Please contact Technical Support for assistance with items outside the scope of this guide, including custom fiber components for optogenetics.

 

One Light Source to One Cannula Implant

The most straightforward method for in vivo light stimulation of a specimen is to use a single fiber optic with a single LED light source. The single wavelength LED is powered by an LED driver, and then the illumination output is fiber-coupled into a patch cable, which connects to the implanted cannula. See the graphic and compatibility table below for the necessary patch cables and cannulae to create this setup. To choose the appropriate LED and driver, see below or the full web presentation.

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LED DriverLED DriverFiber-Coupled LEDFiber-Coupled LEDSMA to Ferrule Patch Cable with Optional Rotary JointSMA to Ferrule Patch Cable with Optional Rotary JointADAF2 InterconnectADAF2 InterconnectFiber Optic CannulaFiber Optic Cannula
Part Selection Table (Click Links for Item Description Popup)
Common Fiber Properties
Core Diameter 105 µm 200 µm 300 µm 400 µm
Wavelength Range 400 - 2400 nm 250 - 1200 nm 400 - 2200 nm 300 - 1200 nm 400 - 2200 nm 400 - 2200 nm
NA 0.22 0.22 0.39 0.50 0.39 0.39
Fiber Type FG105LCA FG200UCC FT200EMT FP200URT FT300EMT FT400EMT
Ferrule Stylea LC
(Ø1.25 mm)
LC
(Ø1.25 mm)
FC
(Ø2.5 mm)
LC
(Ø1.25 mm)
FC
(Ø2.5 mm)
LC
(Ø1.25 mm)
FC
(Ø2.5 mm)
FC
(Ø2.5 mm)
LC
(Ø1.25 mm)
FC
(Ø2.5 mm)
Patch
Cablesb
Standard
FC/PC
Input
M61L01 M86L005
M86L01
M80L005
M80L01
M83L01
MR83L01
M81L005
M81L01
MR81L01
M73L01 M104L01 M56L005
M56L01
M99L01 M82L005
M82L01
Standard
SMA905
Input
M63L01 M87L005
M87L01
M84L005
M84L01
M89L01
MR89L01
M77L005
M77L01
MR77L01
M95L01 M106L01 M58L005
M58L01
M98L01 M79L005
M79L01
Rotary
Joint
FC/PC
Input
- - - RJPFL2 RJAFF2
RJPFF2
- - - RJPFL4 RJPFF4
Rotary
Joint
SMA905
Input
- - - RJPSL2 RJASF2
RJPSF2
- - - RJPSL4 RJPSF4
Compatible Mating Sleeve/Interconnect ADAL1
ADAL3
ADAL1
ADAL3
ADAF1
ADAF2
ADAL1
ADAL3
ADAF1
ADAF2
ADAL1
ADAL3
ADAF1
ADAF2
ADAF1
ADAF2
ADAL1
ADAL3
ADAF1
ADAF2
Fiber
Optic
Cannulaec
Ceramic
6.4 mm
Long
Ferrule
CFMLC21L02
CFMLC21L05
CFMLC21L10
CFMLC21L20
CFMLC21U-20
CFMLC22L02
CFMLC22L05
CFMLC22L10
CFMLC22L20
CFMLC22U-20
- CFMLC12L02
CFMLC12L05
CFMLC12L10
CFMLC12L20
CFMLC12U-20
- CFMLC52L02
CFMLC52L05
CFMLC52L10
CFMLC52L20
CFMLC52U-20
- - CFMLC14L02
CFMLC14L05
CFMLC14L10
CFMLC14L20 CFMLC14U-20
-
Diffuser Tip
(Ceramic 6.4 mm Long Ferrule)
- - - CFDSB02
CFDSB05
CFDSB10
CFDSB20
- - - - - -
Ceramic
10.5 mm
Long
Ferrule
- CFMXA02
CFMXA05
CFMXA10
CFMXA20
CFMC22L02
CFMC22L05
CFMC22L10
CFMC22L20
CFMC22U-20
CFMXB02
CFMXB05
CFMXB10
CFMXB20
CFMC12L02
CFMC12L05
CFMC12L10
CFMC12L20
CFMC12U-20
CFMXC02
CFMXC05
CFMXC10
CFMXC20
CFMC52L02
CFMC52L05
CFMC52L10
CFMC52L20
CFMC52U-20
CFMC13L02
CFMC13L05
CFMC13L10
CFMC13L20
- CFMC14L02
CFMC14L05
CFMC14L10
CFMC14L20
CFMC14U-20
Stainless
Steel
CFML21L02
CFML21L05
CFML21L10
CFML21L20
CFML21U-20
CFML22L02
CFML22L05
CFML22L10
CFML22L20
CFML22U-20
CFM22L02
CFM22L05
CFM22L10
CFM22L20
CFM22U-20
CFML12L02
CFML12L05
CFML12L10
CFML12L20
CFML12U-20
CFM12L02
CFM12L05
CFM12L10
CFM12L20
CFM12U-20
CFML52L02
CFML52L05
CFML52L10
CFML52L20
CFML52U-20
CFM52L02
CFM52L05
CFM52L10
CFM52L20
CFM52U-20
CFM13L02
CFM13L05
CFM13L10
CFM13L20
CFML14L02
CFML14L05
CFML14L10
CFML14L20 CFML14U-20
CFM14L02
CFM14L05
CFM14L10
CFM14L20
CFM14U-20
  • LC components have a Ø1.25 mm ferrule end while FC components have a Ø2.5 mm ferrule end. Items are compatible with each other when they are comprised of the same fiber type and listed in the same "Ferrule Style" column.
  • Patch cables for single source to single implant applications are highlighted in green above. Choose a patch cable with an input that matches your light source.
  • Available cannulae are highlighted in orange of the table above. Cannulae within the same column are interchangeable.

 

One or Two Light Sources to Two Cannula Implants

Bilateral stimulation of a specimen (two cannula implants) can be achieved in two ways. If the intent is for one LED source to connect to two cannulae for simultaneous light modulation, then a bifurcated fiber bundle can be used to split the light from the LED into each respective cannula. For dual wavelength stimulation (mixing two wavelengths in a single cannula) or a more controlled split ratio between cannula, one can use a multimode coupler to connect one or two LEDs to the cannulae. If one cable end is left unused, the spare coupler cable end may be terminated by a light trap. See the graphic and compatibility table below for the necessary cables and cannulae to create this setup. For LEDs and drivers, see below or the full web presentation.

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LED DriverLED DriverFiber-Coupled LEDFiber-Coupled LEDPatch CabletextY-CableMating SleeveMating SleeveMating SleeveMating SleeveFiber Optic CannulaFiber Optic CannulaFiber Optic CannulaFiber Optic Cannula

LED Driver2nd LED DriverLED Driver textFiber-Coupled LED2nd Fiber-Coupled LEDFiber-Coupled LED textMultimode CouplerMultimode Coupler TextADAF2 InterconnectADAF2 Interconnect TextADAF2 InterconnectADAF2 Interconnect TextFiber Optic CannulaFiber Optic CannulaFiber Optic CannulaFiber Optic Cannula
Part Selection Table (Click Links for Item Description Popup)
Common Fiber Properties
Core Diameter 200 µm 400 µm
Wavelength Range 250 - 1200 nm 400 - 2200 nm 400 - 2200 nm
NA 0.22 0.39 0.39
Fiber Type FG200UCC FT200EMT FT400EMT
Ferrule Stylea LC (Ø1.25 mm) FC (Ø2.5 mm) LC (Ø1.25 mm) FC (Ø2.5 mm) LC (Ø1.25 mm) FC (Ø2.5 mm)
Bifurcated Y-Cable FC/PC Input BFYL1LF01 BFYF1LF01 BFYL2LF01 BFYF2LF01 BFYL4LF01 BFYF4LF01
SMA905 Input BFYL1LS01 BFYF1LS01 BFYL2LS01 BFYF2LS01 BFYL4LS01 BFYF4LS01
2x2 Multimode Coupler FC/PC Input - - FCMH2-FCL FCMH2-FCF - -
SMA905 Input - - FCMH2-SMAL FCMH2-SMAF - -
Compatible Mating Sleeve/Interconnect ADAL1
ADAL3
ADAF1
ADAF2
ADAL1
ADAL3
ADAF1
ADAF2
ADAL1
ADAL3
ADAF1
ADAF2
Fiber Optic Cannulaec Ceramic
6.4 mm
Long
Ferrule
CFMLC22L02
CFMLC22L05
CFMLC22L10
CFMLC22L20
CFMLC22U-20
- CFMLC12L02
CFMLC12L05
CFMLC12L10
CFMLC12L20
CFMLC12U-20
- CFMLC14L02
CFMLC14L05
CFMLC14L10
CFMLC14L20
CFMLC14U-20
-
Diffuser Tip
(Ceramic 6.4 mm
Long Ferrule)
- - CFDSB02
CFDSB05
CFDSB10
CFDSB20
- - -
Ceramic
10.5 mm
Long
Ferrule
CFMXA02
CFMXA05
CFMXA10
CFMXA20
CFMC22L02
CFMC22L05
CFMC22L10
CFMC22L20
CFMC22U-20
CFMXB02
CFMXB05
CFMXB10
CFMXB20
CFMC12L02
CFMC12L05
CFMC12L10
CFMC12L20
CFMC12U-20
- CFMC14L02
CFMC14L05
CFMC14L10
CFMC14L20
CFMC14U-20
Stainless
Steel
CFML22L02
CFML22L05
CFML22L10
CFML22L20
CFML22U-20
CFM22L02
CFM22L05
CFM22L10
CFM22L20
CFM22U-20
CFML12L02
CFML12L05
CFML12L10
CFML12L20
CFML12U-20
CFM12L02
CFM12L05
CFM12L10
CFM12L20
CFM12U-20
CFML14L02
CFML14L05
CFML14L10
CFML14L20
CFML14U-20
CFM14L02
CFM14L05
CFM14L10
CFM14L20
CFM14U-20
  • LC components have a Ø1.25 mm ferrule end while FC components have a Ø2.5 mm ferrule end. Items listed in the same "Ferrule Style" column are compatible with each other.
  • Patch cables for one or two light sources to two cannula implant applications are highlighted in green above. Choose a patch cable with an input that matches your light source.
  • Available cannulae are highlighted in orange of the table above. Cannule within the same column are interchangeable.

 

Two Light Sources into One Dual-Core Cannula Implant

For bilateral stimulation applications where the two cannulas need to be placed in close proximity (within ~1 mm), Thorlabs offers dual-core patch cables and cannulae that are designed for this specific application. Each core is driven by a separate light source, enabling users to stimulate and/or supress nerve cells in the same region of the specimen. See the graphic and compatibility table below for the necessary cables and cannulae to create this setup. For LEDs and drivers, see below or the full web presentation.

LED Driver2nd LED DriverLED Driver TextFiber-Coupled LED2nd Fiber-Coupled LEDFiber-Coupled LEDsDual-Core Patch CableDual-Core Patch CableADAF2 InterconnectADAF2 InterconnectFiber Optic CannulaFiber Optic Cannula

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Part Selection Table (Click Links for Item Description Popup)
Common Fiber Properties
Core Diameter 200 µm
Wavelength Range 400 - 2200 nm
NA 0.39
Fiber Type FT200EMT
Ferrule Stylea FC (Ø2.5 mm)
Dual-Core Patch Cable FC/PC Input BFY32FL1
SMA905 Input BFY32SL1
Compatible Mating Sleeve/Interconnect ADAF1
ADAF2
Dual-Core Fiber Optic Cannulaec Stainless Steel CFM32L10
CFM32L20
  • FC components have a Ø2.5 mm ferrule end.
  • Patch cables for dual light source to single implant applications are highlighted in green above. Choose a patch cable with an input that matches your light source.
  • Available cannulae are highlighted in orange of the table above. Cannule within the same column are interchangeable.

 

Popular Fiber-Coupled LEDs for Optogenetics
Item # M470F3 M590F2
Center Wavelength 470 nm 590 nm
Bandwidth (FWHM) 20 nm 15 nm
Typical Output Spectrum
(Click to Enlarge)
M470 Icon M470 Icon
Ø200 µm Core Fiber Output (Typ.)a
7.0 mW 0.68 mW
Ø400 µm Core Fiber Output (Typ.)b
21.8 mW 2.73 mW
CW Drive Current (Max) 1.0 A 1.0 A
LED Forward Voltage 3.1 V 2.8 V
Typical Lifetime >50,000 Hours >50,000 Hours
  • Tested using MM Fiber with Ø200 µm core, 0.22 NA (Item # FG200UCC).
  • Tested using MM Fiber with Ø400 µm core, 0.39 NA (Item # FT400EMT).

Fiber-Coupled LEDs

Our fiber-coupled LEDs are ideal light sources for optogenetics applications. They feature a variety of wavelength choices and a convenient interconnection to optogenetics patch cables. Thorlabs offers fiber-coupled LEDs with nominal wavelengths ranging from 280 nm to 1050 nm. See the table to the right for the LEDs with the most popular wavelengths for optogenetics.

 

LED Drivers

Compatible Driversa LEDD1Bb DC2200c DC4100c,d,e DC4104c,d,e
Click Photos to Enlarge LEDD1B Driver DC2200 Driver DC4100 Driver DC4104 Driver
Main Driver Features Very Compact Footprint
60 mm x 73 mm x 104 mm
(W x H x D)
Touchscreen Interface with Internal and External Options for Pulsed and Modulated LED Operation 4 Channelsd 4 Channelsd
LED Driver Current Output (Max) 1.2 A LED1 Terminal: 10.0 A
LED2 Terminal: 2.0 Af
1.0 A per Channel 1.0 A per Channel
LED Driver Forward Voltage (Max) 12 V 50 V 5 V 5 V
Modulation Frequency 0 to 5 kHz (External) 20 to 100 kHz (Internal)h
DC to 250 kHz (External)g,h
0 to 100 kHz (External)h
Simultaneous Across all Channels
0 to 100 kHz (External)h
Independently Controlled Channels
External Control Interface(s) Analog (BNC) USB 2.0 and Analog (BNC) USB 2.0 and Analog (BNC) USB 2.0 and Analog (8-Pin)
EEPROM Compatible: Reads Out LED Data for LED Settings - Yes Yes Yes
LCD Display - Yes Yes Yes
  • Click on the item number link to view the complete presentation for each controller.
  • The preferred power supply (single channel or hub-based) depends on the end user's application and whether you already own compatible power supplies. To that end and in keeping with Thorlabs' green initiative, we do not ship the LEDD1B bundled with a power supply. This avoids the cost and inconvenience of receiving an unwanted single-channel supply if a hub-based system (Item # KCH301 or KCH601) would be more appropriate.
  • Automatically limits to LED's max current via EEPROM readout.
  • The DC4100 and DC4104 can power and control up to four LEDs simultaneously when used with the DC4100-HUB. The fiber-coupled LEDs on this page all require the DC4100-HUB when used with the DC4100 or DC4104.
  • These LED drivers have a maximum forward voltage rating of 5 V and can provide a maximum current of 1000 mA. As a result, they cannot be used to drive LEDs which have forward voltage ratings greater than 5 V. LEDs with maximum current ratings higher than 1.0 A can be driven using this driver, but will not reach full power.
  • The fiber-coupled LEDs sold above are compatible with the LED2 Terminal.
  • Small Signal Bandwidth: Modulation not exceeding 20% of full scale current. The driver accepts other waveforms, but the maximum frequency will be reduced.
  • The M565F3 and M595F2 LEDs produce light by stimulating emission from phosphor, which limits their modulation frequency range. These LEDs may not turn off completely when modulated above 10 kHz at duty cycles below 50%.

Ø1.25 mm Stainless Steel Ferrules (For Multimode Fibers Only)

Item # Bore Sizea Bore Size Tolerance Compatible Fibers
SFLC127-10 Ø127 µm +5/-0 µm FG050UGA, FG050LGA,
FG105UCAFG105LCA
and GIF Series
SFLC230-10 Ø231 µm +4/-0 µm FT200EMT, FT200UMT
SFLC270-10 Ø270 µm +5/-0 µm FG200UCC, FG200LCC
SFLC440-10 Ø440 µm +5/-0 µm FG365LEC, FG365UEC,
FT400EMT, FT400UMT
  • Note that the bore size increases in these ferrules.
  • Stainless Steel Ferrule for LC/PC Connectors
  • Dimensions: 1.25 mm Outer Diameter x 6.4 mm Long
  • Bore Sizes from Ø127 µm to Ø440 µm
  • All Ferrules Have a PC-Polished End Face
  • Sold in Packs of 10
  • Compatible with our ADAL1 Mating Sleeve and ADAL3 Interconnect
  • Contact Tech Support for Custom Length or Bore Size

These Ø1.25 mm stainless steel ferrules feature bore sizes from Ø127 µm to Ø440 µm. They are compatible with many of our multimode fibers. Stainless steel ferrules can be scored for better implantation in optogenetics applications. Please see the table to the right for a complete list of fibers compatible with these ferrules. These ferrules are compatible with many LC fiber components and the ADAL1 LC mating sleeve and ADAL3 interconnect.

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SFLC127-10 Support Documentation
SFLC127-10Ø1.25 mm Multimode LC/PC Stainless Steel Ferrule, Ø127 µm Bore Size, 10 Pack
$66.50
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SFLC230-10 Support Documentation
SFLC230-10Customer Inspired!Ø1.25 mm Multimode LC/PC Stainless Steel Ferrule, Ø231 µm Bore Size, 10 Pack
$66.50
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SFLC270-10 Support Documentation
SFLC270-10Customer Inspired!Ø1.25 mm Multimode LC/PC Stainless Steel Ferrule, Ø270 µm Bore Size, 10 Pack
$66.50
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SFLC440-10 Support Documentation
SFLC440-10Ø1.25 mm Multimode LC/PC Stainless Steel Ferrule, Ø440 µm Bore Size, 10 Pack
$66.50
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Ø1.25 mm Ceramic Ferrules (For Single Mode and Multimode Fibers)

Item # Bore Size Bore Size Tolerance Compatible Fibers
CFLC126-10 Ø126 µm +3/-0 µm Single Mode Fibera
CFLC128-10 Ø128 µm +3/-0 µm FG050UGAFG050LGA,
FG105UCA, FG105LCA,
and GIF Series
CFLC230-10 Ø230 µm +5/-0 µm FT200EMT, FT200UMT
CFLC270-10 Ø270 µm +5/-0 µm FG200UCC, FG200LCC
CFLC440-10 Ø440 µm +10/-0 µm FG365LEC, FG365UEC,
FT400EMT, FT400UMT
  • Not compatible with 80 µm outer diameter fiber.
  • Ceramic Ferrule for LC/PC Connectors
  • Dimensions: 1.25 mm Outer Diameter x 6.4 mm Long
  • Bore Sizes from Ø126 µm to Ø440 µm
  • All Ferrules Have a PC-Polished End Face
  • Sold in Packs of 10
  • Compatible with our ADAL1 Mating Sleeve and ADAL3 Interconnect
  • Contact Tech Support for Custom Length or Bore Size

These Ø1.25 mm ceramic (zirconia) ferrules feature bore sizes from Ø126 µm to Ø440 µm. Ferrules with a Ø126 µm bore are compatible with our single mode fibers, while ferrules with a Ø128 µm to Ø440 µm bore are compatible with many of our multimode fibers. Please see the table to the right for a complete list of compatible fibers. These ferrules are compatible with many LC fiber components and the ADAL1 LC mating sleeve and ADAL3 interconnect.

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CFLC126-10 Support Documentation
CFLC126-10Ø1.25 mm Single Mode LC/PC Ceramic Ferrule, Ø126 µm Bore Size, 10 Pack
$19.50
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CFLC128-10 Support Documentation
CFLC128-10Ø1.25 mm Multimode LC/PC Ceramic Ferrule, Ø128 µm Bore Size, 10 Pack
$21.10
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CFLC230-10 Support Documentation
CFLC230-10Ø1.25 mm Multimode LC/PC Ceramic Ferrule, Ø230 µm Bore Size, 10 Pack
$51.00
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CFLC270-10 Support Documentation
CFLC270-10Ø1.25 mm Multimode LC/PC Ceramic Ferrule, Ø270 µm Bore Size, 10 Pack
$51.75
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CFLC440-10 Support Documentation
CFLC440-10Customer Inspired!Ø1.25 mm Multimode LC/PC Ceramic Ferrule, Ø440 µm Bore Size, 10 Pack
$60.00
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Ø2.5 mm Stainless Steel Ferrules (For Multimode Fibers Only)

Item # Bore Sizea Bore Size Tolerance Compatible Fibers
SF230-10 Ø230 µm +10/-0 µm FT200EMTFT200UMT
SF270-10 Ø270 µm +10/-0 µm FG200UCCFG200LCC
SF340-10 Ø340 µm +10/-0 µm FT300EMTFT300UMT
SF440-10 Ø440 µm +10/-0 µm FG365LEC, FG365UEC,
FT400EMT, FT400UMT
  • Note that the bore size increases in these ferrules.
  • Stainless Steel Ferrules for FC/PC, SC/PC, and ST®/PC Connectors
  • Dimensions: 2.5 mm Outer Diameter x 12.7 mm Long
  • Bore Sizes from Ø230 µm to Ø440 µm
  • All Ferrules Have a PC-Polished End Face
  • Sold in Packs of 10
  • Compatible with our ADAF1 Mating Sleeve and ADAF2 Interconnect
  • Contact Tech Support for Custom Length or Bore Size

These Ø2.5 mm stainless steel ferrules feature bore sizes from Ø230 µm to Ø440 µm that are compatible with many of our multimode fibers. Stainless steel ferrules can be scored for better implantation in optogenetics applications. Please see the table to the right for a complete list of fibers compatible with these ferrules. These ferrules are compatible with many FC/PC, SC, and ST fiber components as well as the ADAF1 mating sleeve and ADAF2 interconnect.

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SF230-10 Support Documentation
SF230-10Customer Inspired!Ø2.5 mm Multimode (FC/PC, SC/PC, or ST®/PC) Stainless Steel Ferrule, Ø230 µm Bore Size, 10 Pack
$76.50
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SF270-10 Support Documentation
SF270-10Customer Inspired!Ø2.5 mm Multimode (FC/PC, SC/PC, or ST®/PC) Stainless Steel Ferrule, Ø270 µm Bore Size, 10 Pack
$76.50
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SF340-10 Support Documentation
SF340-10Customer Inspired!Ø2.5 mm Multimode (FC/PC, SC/PC, or ST®/PC) Stainless Steel Ferrule, Ø340 µm Bore Size, 10 Pack
$76.50
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SF440-10 Support Documentation
SF440-10Customer Inspired!Ø2.5 mm Multimode (FC/PC, SC/PC, or ST®/PC) Stainless Steel Ferrule, Ø440 µm Bore Size, 10 Pack
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Ø2.5 mm Ceramic Ferrules (For Single Mode and Multimode Fibers)

Item # Bore Size Bore Size Tolerance Compatible Fibers
CF126-10 Ø126 µm +1/-0 µm Single Mode Fibera
CF128-10 Ø128 µm +3/-0 µm FG050UGAFG050LGA,
FG105UCA, FG105LCA,
and GIF Series
CF230-10 Ø231 µm +10/-0 µm FT200EMTFT200UMT
CF270-10 Ø270 µm +10/-0 µm FG200UCCFG200LCC
CF340-10 Ø340 µm +10/-0 µm FT300EMTFT300UMT
CF440-10 Ø440 µm +10/-0 µm FG365LEC, FG365UEC,
FT400EMT, FT400UMT
  • Not compatible with 80 µm outer diameter fiber.
  • Ceramic Ferrule for FC/PC, SC/PC, and ST®/PC Connectors
  • Dimensions: 2.5 mm Outer Diameter x 10.5 mm Long
  • Bore Sizes from Ø126 µm to Ø440 µm
  • All Ferrules Have a PC-Polished End Face
  • Sold in Packs of 10
  • Compatible with our ADAF1 Mating Sleeve and ADAF2 Interconnect
  • Contact Tech Support for Custom Length or Bore Size

These Ø2.5 mm ceramic (zirconia) ferrules feature bore sizes from Ø126 µm to Ø440 µm. Ferrules with a Ø126 µm bore are compatible with our single mode fibers, while ferrules with Ø128 µm to Ø440 µm bores are compatible with many of our multimode fibers. Please see the table to the right for a complete list of compatible fibers. These ferrules are compatible with many FC/PC, SC, and ST fiber components as well as the ADAF1 mating sleeve and ADAF2 interconnect.

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CF126-10 Support Documentation
CF126-10Customer Inspired!Ø2.5 mm Single Mode (FC/PC, SC/PC, or ST®/PC) Ceramic Ferrule, Ø126 µm Bore Size, 10 Pack
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CF128-10 Support Documentation
CF128-10Customer Inspired!Ø2.5 mm Multimode (FC/PC, SC/PC, or ST®/PC) Ceramic Ferrule, Ø128 µm Bore Size, 10 Pack
$21.10
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CF230-10 Support Documentation
CF230-10Customer Inspired!Ø2.5 mm Multimode (FC/PC, SC/PC, or ST®/PC) Ceramic Ferrule, Ø231 µm Bore Size, 10 Pack
$51.00
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CF270-10 Support Documentation
CF270-10Ø2.5 mm Multimode (FC/PC, SC/PC, or ST®/PC) Ceramic Ferrule, Ø270 µm Bore Size, 10 Pack
$51.75
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CF340-10 Support Documentation
CF340-10Customer Inspired!Ø2.5 mm Multimode (FC/PC, SC/PC, or ST®/PC) Ceramic Ferrule, Ø340 µm Bore Size, 10 Pack
$52.75
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CF440-10 Support Documentation
CF440-10Ø2.5 mm Multimode (FC/PC, SC/PC, or ST®/PC) Ceramic Ferrule, Ø440 µm Bore Size, 10 Pack
$54.25
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Ferrule Mating Sleeves

Fiber Mating Sleeve
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ADAF1 Mating Sleeve Connecting Two Fiber Patch Cables
  • Mate Any Fiber with Ø2.5 mm or Ø1.25 mm Ferrules
  • Sold Individually or in Packs of 5

The ADAF1 and ADAL1 Ferrule Mating Sleeves are designed for use with any terminated fiber with a Ø2.5 mm ferrule, such as FC/PC, ST®/PC, or SC/PC connectors, or with a Ø1.25 mm ferrule, such as LC/PC connectors. These zirconia sleeves can be used to create a temporary, quick-release connection between two cables, as shown in the photo to the right. They are compatible with both ceramic and stainless steel ferrule connectors. They are also compatible with our optogenetics fiber optic cannulae, optogenetics patch cables, and empty ceramic ferrules.

These mating sleeves are available individually or in packages of five at a significant savings over the individual price.

Item # Prefix Compatible Ferrule Size Insertion Loss Length Connection Force Material
ADAF1 2.5 mm Outer Diameter <0.2 dB Typical (SM)a
<1.0 dB Typical (MM)b
11.4 mm 53 N (12 lbf) Maxe
25 N (5.6 lbf) Typicale
Ceramic
(Zirconia)
ADAL1 1.25 mm Outer Diameter <0.5 dB Typical (SM)c
<1.0 dB Typical (MM)d
6.8 mm 11.4 N (2.6 lbf) Maxf
7.2 N (1.6 lbf) Typicalf
  • Tested using SMF28 fiber at 1550 nm with FC/PC connectors.
  • Tested using Ø200 µm core, 0.39 NA multimode fiber with FC/PC connectors and an LED source at 617 nm.
  • Tested using SM600 fiber at 635 nm with LC/PC connectors.
  • Tested using Ø200 µm core, 0.39 NA multimode fiber with LC/PC connectors and an LED source at 617 nm.
  • Tested using an FC/PC-type ferrule.
  • Tested using an LC/PC-type ferrule.
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ADAF1 Support Documentation
ADAF1Ceramic Split Mating Sleeve for Ø2.5 mm (FC/PC, ST®/PC, or SC/PC) Ferrules
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ADAF1-5 Support Documentation
ADAF1-5Ceramic Split Mating Sleeves for Ø2.5 mm (FC/PC, ST®/PC, or SC/PC) Ferrules, 5 Pack
$20.40
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ADAL1 Support Documentation
ADAL1Ceramic Split Mating Sleeve for Ø1.25 mm (LC/PC) Ferrules
$4.59
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ADAL1-5 Support Documentation
ADAL1-5Ceramic Split Mating Sleeves for Ø1.25 mm (LC/PC) Ferrules, 5 Pack
$18.36
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