Optogenetics light sources by Mightex Systems

The BLS-series BioLED light sources from Mightex Systems (Toronto, ON, Canada) are available in wavelengths from 240 to 940 nm for optogenetics, fluorescence excitation, and other biophotonics applications. Optogenetics experiments require high-intensity light pulses to excite and inhibit neurons, so the light sources feature the company's IntelliPulsing technology to enable higher power output in pulse mode (16 mW at 470 nm). An interchangeable fiber patchcord ranges from 50 to 1000 µm in core diameter.

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BioLED Optical Head: Fiber-Coupled and Single Color LED's

Mightex BLS-series BioLED light sources are modularized fully-customizable turn-key solutions for optogenetics, fluorescence excitation, and other biophotonics applications. Precisely-timed and high-intensity light pulses are required in optogenetics experiments to activate channelrhodopsins (ChR2, ChR1 etc.) and halorhodopsins (NpHR) in order to excite and inhibit neurons. To meet these requirements, Mightex has developed a proprietary “IntelliPulsing” technology to allow BLS-series sources to output significantly higher power in pulse mode than what the LEDs are rated for in CW mode.

Mightex BLS-series fiber-coupled LED light sources employ the latest high-power LED technologies and a proprietary coupling optics to achieve maximum optical output power. In conjunction with BioLED light source control modules, these LED sources are ideal for optogenetics and other bio-photonics applications.

Key features:
Broad wavelength selections, from 240nm to 940nm
Interchangeable fiber patchcord, ranging from 50µm to 1000µm core diameter
High output power, e.g. 16mW@470nm (in "IntelliPulsing" mode) with a 400µm 0.22NA fiber
High stability (spatial and temporal)
Fast switching time (~µs)

For sales and customer support:
Please call (USA) +1-925-218-1885 or (Canada) +1-416-840-4991, or email sales@mightexsystems.com or sales@mightex.com.

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