Fiber-Coupled LEDs

Mightex BLS-series fiber-coupled LED’s 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 can be used for a wide range of applications including optogenetics and other bio-photonics applications.

Single-Wavelength

Single-Wavelength Fiber-Coupled LEDs

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’s 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 can be used for a wide range of applications including optogenetics and other bio-photonics applications.

(Note: fiber patch cord not included and sold separately)

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Type A Fiber-Coupled LEDs (passive cooling, no cooling fan)

Wavelength CodeDescriptionPeak Wavelength (nm)Radiant Flux - CW (1)Radiant Flux - IntelliPulsing (2)
0000Cool White5500K3.2mW6.5mW
0001Warm White4000K3.2mW6.5mW
0002Glacier White6500K3.2mW6.5mW
0003Warm White3000K2.8mW2.8mW
0240Deep UV24010µW20µW
0255Deep UV25545µW90µW
0260Deep UV26045µW90µW
0265-000Deep UV265100µW100µW
0275Deep UV27590µW180µW
0280-000Deep UV28090µW180µW
0280-001Deep UV280400µW400µW
0285-000Deep UV28590µW180µW
0285-001Deep UV285450µW450µW
0295Deep UV29575µW150µW
0300-000Deep UV300300µW300µW
0310-000Deep UV31090µW180µW
0310-001Deep UV310360µW360µW
0325-000Deep UV32560µW120µW
0325-001Deep UV325220µW220µW
0340-000Deep UV34060µW120µW
0340-001Deep UV3400.6mW0.6mW
0365-000UV 365nm3655.8mW12mW
0365-001UV 365nm3654.3mW8.6mW
0380UV 380nm3802.8mW2.8mW
0385-000UV 385nm3855.8mW12mW
0385-001UV 385nm3855.8mW12mW
0390UV 390nm3905.8mW5.8mW
0395UV 395nm3956.2mW6.2mW
0400UV 400nm, 3W4006.1mW6.1mW
0405UV 405nm4057.5mW7.5mW
0410410nm4107.3mW7.3mW
0415415nm4157.2mW7.2mW
0420420nm, 3W4207.2mW7.2mW
0425425nm, 3W4256.7mW6.7mW
0455Royal Blue4557.0mW14mW
0470Blue4707.0mW7.0mW
0490490nm4903.2mW4.5mW
0505Cyan5053.5mW7.0mW
0530Green5303.5mW3.5mW
0560560nm broadband5602.0mW2.0mW
0590Amber5901.2mW2.4mW
0617Red-Orange6176.5mW6.5mW
0625Red6256.5mW13mW
0656Deep Red6566.5mW13mW
0680Deep Red6801.4mW2.8mW
0700Deep Red7000.6mW1.2mW
0720Deep Red7200.9mW1.8mW
0740Deep Red7403.6mW5.4mW
0780Deep Red7802.2mW4.5mW
0810NIR 810nm8101.5mW3.0mW
0850NIR 850nm8504.0mW8.0mW
0870NIR 870nm8701.4mW2.8mW
0910NIR 910nm9101.5mW3.0mW
0940NIR 940nm9404.0mW8.0mW
0980NIR 980nm9800.4mW0.8mW

Note: 1. measured with a 400µm core 0.22 numerical aperture (NA) fiber. 2. IntelliPulsing only available when working with BLS-SA02/04-US BioLED control modules.

Type B Fiber-Coupled LEDs (with a cooling fan)

Wavelength-Configuration CodeDescriptionPeak Wavelength (nm)Radiant Flux (mW) - CW
(with a 400 µm 0.22NA fiber) (1)
Radiant Flux (mW) - Intellipulsing
(with a 400 µm 0.39NA fiber) (1)
0470-100Blue47011mW21mW
0530-100Green5308mW15mW
0540-100Broadband Green54010 mW20 mW
0625-100Red6259mW22mW

Note: 1. Maximum CW output achievable with a BLS-3000-2 BioLED control module.

Type H Fiber-Coupled LEDs (super high-power, with a cooling fan)

Wavelength-Configuration CodeDescriptionPeak Wavelength (nm)Radiant Flux (mW) - CW
(with a 1000 µm 0.22NA fiber) (1)
Radiant Flux (mW) - Intellispulsing
(with a 1000 µm 0.39NA fiber) (1)
0365-200UV36555mW180mW
0405-200UV40570mW210mW
0470-200Blue47090mW280mW
0525-200Green52550mW160mW
0625-200Red62540mW130mW
6500-200Glacier White6500K60mW180mW

Note: 1. Maximum CW output achievable with a BLS-13000-1 BioLED control module.

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Multi-Wavelength

Multi-Wavelength Fiber-Coupled LEDs

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 multi-wavelength fiber-coupled LED light sources employ the latest high-power LED technologies and a proprietary coupling optics to achieve maximum optical output power. Multiple LED’s with different emitting wavelengths are combined into the same fiber output with high efficiency and without using any moving parts in the optical path. 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
  • Multiple wavelengths (i.e. up to 8) combined efficiently into the same optical fiber)
  • Interchangeable fiber patchcord ranging from 50um to 100um core diameter.
  • No moving parts in the optical path
  • LEDs can be turned ON/OFF individually or at the same time
  • High output power
  • High stability (spatial and temporal)
  • Fast switching
multi-wavelength fiber-coupled LED

Multi-Wavelength Fiber-Coupled LEDs

Wavelength Code (xxxx)Wavelength (nm)Output Power (mW) (1) Output Power (mW) (1) Output Power (mW) (1) Output Power (mW) (1) 
2-Wavelength3-Wavelength4-Wavelength(5~8)-Wavelength
CWIntelliPulsingCWIntelliPulsingCWIntelliPulsingCWIntelliPulsing
03653653.67.23.46.83.26.42.95.8
03803802.32.32.02.01.91.91.71.7
03853854.89.64.69.24.38.53.98.0
03903904.84.84.64.64.34.33.93.9
03953955.110.24.64.64.14.13.73.7
04004004.44.44.24.24.04.02.02.0
04054056.26.25.65.65.05.04.54.5
04104106.26.25.65.65.05.04.54.5
04154156.16.15.55.54.94.94.44.4
04204204.14.13.83.83.43.43.13.1
04254255.35.34.84.84.34.33.83.8
04554555.611.55.311.05.110.54.59.0
04704706.012.05.711.55.411.04.910.0
04904902.24.52.04.01.83.61.53.0
05055052.85.62.65.22.24.51.73.5
05305302.44.82.34.62.24.41.94.0
0560560 broadband1.51.51.41.41.31.31.01.0
05905901.32.61.22.41.22.41.12.2
06176175.210.04.910.04.79.44.28.4
06256256.112.25.911.85.511.05.010.0
06566565.210.04.910.04.79.44.28.4
06806801.02.00.91.80.81.60.51.0
07007000.41.00.30.60.20.590µW180µW
07207200.61.20.51.00.40.80.20.4
07407402.43.62.33.52.23.31.92.9
07807801.63.21.32.61.12.20.71.5
08108101.02.00.91.80.81.60.51.0
08508503.26.43.062.95.02.65.2
08708702.44.82.34.62.24.41.94.0
09409403.26.43.06.02.96.02.65.2
09809800.30.60.20.40.10.280µW160µW

Note: * – measured with a 400µm core 0.22 numerical aperture (NA) fiber. Output optical power scales approximately linearly with fiber core area and NA. With a 400micron-core 0.39NA fiber, the output power will be up to 3.14x as what has been stated in the table above. 1. IntelliPulsing only available when working with BLS-SA02/04-US BioLED control modules.

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Optogenetic Starter Kit

Optogenetics Starter Kit

Mightex’s optogenetics starter kits are ready-to-use turn-key solution for ChR2 stimulation, and they feature super-high output power (up to 7.2mW with a 200µm fiber) and ultra-low power variation (<2%) during rotation. The optogenetics starter kit is typically composed of the following items:

(1) A 470nm fiber-coupled LED source (P/N: BLS-FCS-0470-100);
(2) An LED controller module;
(3) A fiber-optic rotary joint with SMA connector on one end and ceramic ferrule on the other, or a fiber-optic patch cord with SMA connector on one end and ceramic ferrule on the other;
(4) Two (2) mating sleeve for ferrule or cannula; and
(5) Four (4) implantable fiber optic cannula (two 5mm in length and two 10mm in length).

Mightex’s optogenetics starter kits can be summarized in the chart below.

optogenetic starter kit
optogenetic starter kit specs
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