Single-cell electrical and optical recordings require that the fiber end is comparable to the size of the cell under observation.
The Single-cell Recording Opto-electric Probe Holder consists of a fiber-optic patch cord in a rigid tubing. It offers an appropriate optical connection between the probe core in the Single-cell Opto-electric Probe Adapter and the light module.
A Single-cell Recording Opto-electric Probe Tip is a piece of dual core optical fiber with a 500 µm optical core and a 250 µm hollow core for electrolyte filling with one end pulled and cut to a 10 µm diameter tip as illustrated above.
The link between the Single-cell Opto-electric Probe Holder and the Single-cell Opto-electric Probe Tip is assured by the Single-cell Opto-electric Probe Adapter. This junction component maintains and aligns the two optical cores together allowing a maximum amount of light to be guided towards the tip.
The Single-cell Opto-electric Interconnect Wire makes the connection between the electrolyte solution within the optical fiber hollow core and the electrophysiology system.
Silica raw dual core fiber in lengths of 55 mm are available for proficient users who prefer to pull and cut the tip by themselves. Suitable with Sutter Instrument P-2000 Laser-based micropipette puller.