BioLED Optical Head: Fiber-Coupled and Multiple 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 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 50µm to 1000µm core diameter
  • No moving parts in optical paths
  • LED's can be turned ON/OFF individually or at the same time
  • High output power
  • High stability (spatial and temporal)
  • Fast switching time (~µs)
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OPTICAL PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS

Wavelength Code (xxxx) Wavelength (nm) Output Power 1(mW)
2-wavelength 3-wavelength 4-wavelength (5~8)-wavelength
CW IntelliPulsing CW IntelliPulsing CW IntelliPulsing CW IntelliPulsing
0365 365 4.8 10.0 4.6 9.2 4.3 8.5 3.9 8.0
0380 380 2.3 2.3 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.7 1.7
0385 385 4.8 10.0 4.6 9.2 4.3 8.5 3.9 8.0
0390 390 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.6 4.3 4.3 3.9 3.9
0395 395 5.1 10.2 4.6 4.6 4.1 4.1 3.7 3.7
0400 400 4.4 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.0 4.0 2.0 2.0
0405 405 6.2 6.2 5.6 5.6 5.0 5.0 4.5 4.5
0410 410 6.2 6.2 5.6 5.6 5.0 5.0 4.5 4.5
0415 415 6.1 6.1 5.5 5.5 4.9 4.9 4.4 4.4
0420 420 4.1 4.1 3.8 3.8 3.4 3.4 3.1 3.1
0425 425 5.3 5.3 4.8 4.8 4.3 4.3 3.8 3.8
0455 455 5.6 11.5 5.3 11.0 5.1 10.5 4.5 9.0
0470 470 6.0 12.0 5.7 11.5 5.4 11.0 4.9 10.0
0490 490 2.2 4.5 2.0 4.0 1.8 3.6 1.5 3.0
0505 505 2.8 5.6 2.6 5.2 2.2 4.5 1.7 3.5
0530 530 2.4 4.8 2.3 4.6 2.2 4.4 1.9 4.0
0560 560 broadband 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.0 1.0
0590 590 1.3 2.6 1.2 2.4 1.2 2.4 1.1 2.2
0617 617 5.2 10.0 4.9 10.0 4.7 9.4 4.2 8.4
0625 625 6.1 12.2 5.9 11.8 5.5 11.0 5.0 10.0
0656 656 5.2 10.0 4.9 10.0 4.7 9.4 4.2 8.4
0680 680 1.0 2.0 0.9 1.8 0.8 1.6 0.5 1.0
0700 700 0.4 1.0 0.3 0.6 0.2 0.5 90µW 180µW
0720 720 0.6 1.2 0.5 1.0 0.4 0.8 0.2 0.4
0740 740 2.4 3.6 2.3 3.5 2.2 3.3 1.9 2.9
0780 780 1.6 3.2 1.3 2.6 1.1 2.2 0.7 1.5
0810 810 1.0 2.0 0.9 1.8 0.8 1.6 0.5 1.0
0850 850 3.2 6.4 3.0 6 2.9 5.0 2.6 5.2
0870 870 2.4 4.8 2.3 4.6 2.2 4.4 1.9 4.0
0940 940 3.2 6.4 3.0 6.0 2.9 6.0 2.6 5.2
0980 980 0.3 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.2 80µW 160µW


Note: * - measured with a 400µm core 0.22 numerical aperture (NA) fiber. Output optical power scales approximately linearly with fiber core area and NA2. 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.

Ordering Information:
Model Name Price Buy Now Availability
BLS-WFC-H2-0365-0470-000 BLS Multi-Wavelength Fiber-Coupled LED Light Source. Two (2) wavelengths: 365nm and 470nm.  $1,420.00USD/ea 
Lead time: 3-4 weeks
BLS-WFC-H2-0455-0530-000 BLS Multi-Wavelength Fiber-Coupled LED Light Source. Two (2) wavelengths: 455nm and 530nm.  $1,369.00USD/ea 
BLS-WFC-H2-0470-0530-000 BLS Multi-Wavelength Fiber-Coupled LED Light Source. Two (2) wavelengths: 470nm and 530nm.  $1,369.00USD/ea 
BLS-WFC-H2-0470-0590 BLS Multi-Wavelength Fiber-Coupled LED Light Source. Two (2) wavelengths: 470nm and 590nm.  $1,369.00USD/ea 
BLS-WFC-H2-0470-0617 BLS Multi-Wavelength Fiber-Coupled LED Light Source. Two (2) wavelengths: 470nm and 617nm.  $1,369.00USD/ea 
BLS-WFC-H3-0470-0530-0590-000 BLS Multi-Wavelength Fiber-Coupled LED Light Source. Three (3) wavelengths: 470nm, 530nm and 590nm.  $1,499.00USD/ea 
BLS-WFC-H3-0470-0530-0625-000 BLS Multi-Wavelength Fiber-Coupled LED Light Source. Three (3) wavelengths: 470nm, 530nm and 625nm.  $1,499.00USD/ea 
BLS-WFC-H4-0365-0470-0617-0740-000 BLS Multi-Wavelength Fiber-Coupled LED Light Source. Four (4) wavelengths: 365nm, 470nm, 617nm and 740nm.  $2,390.00USD/ea 
BLS-WFC-H4-0400-0470-0590-0625-000 BLS Multi-Wavelength Fiber-Coupled LED Light Source. Four (4) wavelengths: 400nm, 470nm, 590nm and 625nm.  $2,390.00USD/ea 
BLS-WFC-H4-0470-0590-0656-0740-000 BLS Multi-Wavelength Fiber-Coupled LED Light Source. Four (4) wavelengths: 470nm, 590nm, 656nm and 740nm.  $2,390.00USD/ea 
Lead time: 2 week
BLS-WFC-H4-0530-0590-0625-0656-000 BLS Multi-Wavelength Fiber-Coupled LED Light Source. Four (4) wavelengths: 530nm, 590nm, 625nm and 656nm.  $2,235.00USD/ea 
Lead time: 2 weeks
BLS-WFC-H4-0560-0617-0680-0700-000 BLS Multi-Wavelength Fiber-Coupled LED Light Source. Four (4) wavelengths: 560nm, 617nm, 680nm and 700nm.  $2,110.00USD/ea 
Lead time: 2 weeks
Product specifications are subject to change without prior notice. All prices are FOB California, unless otherwise stated.
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