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Implantable Fiber Optic Cannulae, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA Fiber


  • Cannulae with Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA Multimode Fiber
  • Multiple Ferrule Size and Material Options
  • 2 mm to 20 mm Cleaved or 50 mm Uncleaved Fiber
  • Custom Versions Available

CFMLC14U-20

50 mm Uncleaved Fiber, Pack of 20

CFMC14L10

10 mm Cleaved Fiber

CFM14L05

5 mm Cleaved Fiber

CFMLC14L02

2 mm Cleaved Fiber

Stainless Steel

Ø1.25 mm

Ø2.5 mm

Polished Ceramic

Ferrule Ends

Both Stainless Steel and Ceramic Ferrules are Available in Ø1.25 mm and Ø2.5 mm Sizes 

CFML14L20

20 mm Cleaved Fiber

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Cannula Fiber Specifications
Fiber Type FT400EMT
Wavelength Range
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400 - 2200 nm
Fiber Core Diameter 400 ± 8 µm
Fiber Outer Diameter 425 ± 10 μm
Numerical Aperture 0.39
Cleaved Length Tolerance ±0.5 mm

Features

  • Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA Fiber Optic Cannulae
  • Multiple Ferrule Options
    • Ø1.25 mm (LC) or Ø2.5 mm (FC) Size
    • Stainless Steel or Ceramic (Zirconia) Material
  • Flat Cleaved Cannulae Available with Fiber 2, 5, 10, or 20 mm Long
  • Uncleaved Cannulae Available with Fiber 50 mm Long
  • Custom Versions Available (See Custom Cannula Tab for Details)
  • Contact Tech Support for Discount on High-Volume Purchases

Thorlabs' Implantable Fiber Optic Cannulae are designed to deliver light from an LED or laser light source to optically sensitive cells within a specimen. Each cannula consists of a ferrule and a length of protruding optical fiber that is typically surgically implanted using stereotaxic guidance. After implantation, the ferrule remains exposed; this provides an interface with our line of Optogenetics Equipment (see the OG Selection Guide tab for a full listing). 

The cannulae sold on this page use Ø400 µm core, 0.39 NA fiber (Item # FT400EMT) with a variety of ferrule and length options. Cannulae with Ø1.25 mm (LC) ferrules are less invasive and lightweight, making them ideal for smaller specimens or placing multiple cannulae in close proximity. Ø2.5 mm (FC) ferrules are larger and easier to handle; this provides a more robust connection that is ideal for working with larger specimens. Stainless steel ferrules are easy to score for better adherence when implanted and fixed with glue, while ceramic ferrules are lighter for reduced stress on the specimen.

Cannulae are available with ready-to-use flat cleaved fiber of a pre-determined length (2, 5, 10, or 20 mm). Uncleaved cannulae with 50 mm scissor-cut fiber can be cleaved by the user to a desired length using the procedure outlined on the Cannula Cleaving tab. Implant guides for the cannulae sold on this page are also available below in packs of one or five.

Each cannula includes a protective cap that shields the ferrule end from dust and other hazards. Additional fiber caps are also sold separately. If the ferrule end becomes dirty from use, we offer a selection of inspection tools, as well as fiber optic cleaning products.

Patch Cable Compatibility and Numerical Aperture (NA)
For best performance, choose a patch cable and cannula with the same fiber core diameter and NA. Mixing stainless steel and ceramic ferrules should not introduce significant additional signal losses. Numerical Aperture (NA) defines the angle of the cone of light leaving the fiber tip at the end of the cannula and is a dimensionless quantity used by fiber manufacturers to specify the acceptance angle of an optical fiber. Cannulae with a lower NA provide a narrower cone of light at the tip, resulting in higher light intensity over a smaller area, while cannulae with a higher NA generate a wider cone of light that illuminates a larger area with lower intensity.


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Multiple fiber NAs are available across our optogenetics product line; cannulae with a 0.39 NA are sold on this page.

Mating Sleeve Compatibility
The ferrule diameter of a patch cable and cannula is the key factor for physical compatibility with an interconnect and mating sleeve. Cannulae and patch cables using Ø1.25 mm (LC) ferrules can be connected using the ADAL1 mating sleeve or ADAL3 interconnect. Patch cables and cannulae using Ø2.5 mm (FC) ferrules are compatible with the ADAF1 mating sleeve and ADAF2 interconnect.

Custom Cannulae
Thorlabs also manufactures custom fiber optic cannulae. We can provide different fiber and/or ferrule types as well as different fiber lengths. Please see the Custom Cannula tab for details.

Optogenetics Product Family for In Vivo Applications

Thorlabs offers a wide variety of products designed to support in vivo optogenetics applications. Please visit the OG Selection Guide tab above to see a full listing of available products for different applications.

Optogenetics System Schematic

Related Optogenetics Products
Light Sources Patch Cables (Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA) Mating Cannulae (Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA) Accessories
Fiber-Coupled LEDs MM Laser, 473 nm Standard Rotary Joint Bifurcated Y-Cables Interconnects Mating Sleeves Standard Implant Guides Cannula Holders

Custom Cannula Dimensions Drawing

Custom Fiber Optic Cannula

Thorlabs offers custom cannulae with the following options. Place a quote request through the following form to receive a quote for your custom cannula order.

Custom Cannula Worksheet:
Fiber Type:
Ferrule Size: Ø2.5 mm (FC)  |  Ø1.25 mm (LC)
(Custom length ferrules are also available. Contact Tech Support for details.)
Ferrule Material: Stainless Steel  |  Ceramic (Zirconia) 
Fiber End: Flat Cleave (tolerance of ±0.5 mm)  |  Scissor Cut 
Fiber Length (mm)*: Length is specified as in the diagram above, with tolerance as noted.
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Figure 2: Pulling the Fiber
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Figure 2: Pulling the Fiber with the BFG1 Bare Fiber Gripper
Figure 1: Scribing the Fiber
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Figure 1: Scribing the Fiber with the S90R Fiber Scribe
Figure 3: Cleaved Fiber
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Figure 3: Cleaved Fiber After Pulling
Cleaved Fiber End
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Figure 4: Cleaved Fiber End, as Viewed Through the JEL10 Eye Loupe

Fiber Cleaving

A cleave, or precision cut, is used to ensure proper light propagation out of the fiber tip. Thorlabs' uncleaved cannula must be cleaved before use; a cleaved cannula can be cleaved again if a shorter fiber length is desired. We recommend the following procedure for cleaving the fiber end.

Required Materials

  • Uncleaved Fiber Optic Cannula
  • S90R Fiber Scribe
  • BFG1 Bare Fiber Gripper
  • KW32 Kimwipes™ Lint-Free Wipes
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • JEL10 Eye Loupe, EYL10X Premium Eye Loupe, or Microscope
  • FTDU Fiber Optic Disposal Unit (Recommended)

Cleaving Procedure

  1. Clean the fiber end of the cannula using a lint-free wipe and isopropyl alcohol. Do not use acetone, as this will damage the TECS cladding on the exposed fiber.
  2. Measure the desired length of fiber from the end of the ferrule. Mark this length on the fiber with a marker.
  3. Place the cannula on a hard surface and secure the fiber end with a finger or tape, as shown in Figure 1.
  4. Hold the cleaving tool perpendicular to the fiber and gently score the fiber as shown in Figure 1 to the right. Do not apply excessive pressure. The fiber should not break off at this point.
    This step is critical in obtaining a good cleave. If the scribe is made too hard, the fiber will break instead of cleaving. If the scribe is too light, the fiber will not cleave.
  5. Hold the cannula in one hand, and grip the fiber end with a bare fiber gripper in the other end as shown in Figure 2. Pull the fiber straight back until the fiber cleaves as shown in Figure 3. Dispose of the scrap fiber end in the FTDU or any medical or fiber sharps container.
  6. If the fiber does not break with a moderate amount of tension, repeat steps 4-5 above applying slightly more pressure when scoring. Inspect the cleave using an eye loupe or microscope.

A good cleave will be flat across the fiber and perpendicular to the optic axis. There should be no ‘tag’ (i.e., protrusion) from the edge of the fiber. The region where the initial scribe was made may be visible. It should be less than 5% of the core diameter. Be patient as this process takes a little practice. Please be aware that it will be more difficult to achieve a high-quality cleave in large-core-diameter fibers compared to thinner fibers. A view of a properly cleaved fiber end as seen through a Thorlabs' JEL10 eye loupe is shown in Figure 4.

Click Here for a PowerPoint Illustrating This Procedure

Thorlabs also offers a full fiber connectorization manual, which covers fiber termination and connectorization, as well as bare fiber cleaving. It can be downloaded for free here, or a paper copy can be purchased here.

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.

 

Single-Site Stimulation

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 graphics and expandable compatibility tables 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



 

Bilateral Stimulation

The ability to accurately and simultaneously direct light to multiple locations within a specimen is desired for many types of optogenetics experiments. For example, bilateral stimulation techniques typically target neurons in two spatially separated regions in order to induce a desired behavior. In more complex experiments involving the simultaneous inhibition and stimulation of neurons, delivering light of two different monochromatic wavelengths within close proximity enables the user to perform these experiments without implanting multiple cannulae, which can increase stress on the specimen.

Bilateral stimulation can be achieved with several different configurations depending on the application requirements. The sections below illustrate examples of different configurations using Thorlabs' optogenetics products.


Option 1: One Light Source to Two Cannula Implants Using Rotary Joint Splitter

Thorlabs' RJ2 1x2 Rotary Joint Splitter is designed for optogenetics applications and is used to split light from a single input evenly between two outputs. The rotary joint interface allows connected patch cables to freely rotate, reducing the risk of fiber damage caused by a moving 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 DriverFiber-Coupled LEDHybrid Patch Cable1x2 Rotary Joint SplitterOG Patch CableOG Patch CableADAF2 InterconnectADAF2 InterconnectFiber Optic CannulaFiber Optic CannulaFiber Optic Cannula

Option 2: One or Two Light Sources to Two Cannula Implants

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


 

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
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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).

Illumination

Fiber-Coupled LEDs and Drivers

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. A table of compatible LED drivers can be viewed by clicking below.


Posted Comments:
schlegel  (posted 2013-10-21 17:29:24.423)
Are ceramic ferrules available where both ends are polished, i.e. the fiber is L=0mm on the cannula end?
pbui  (posted 2013-10-24 10:49:00.0)
Response from Phong at Thorlabs: Yes, we should be able to provide a custom polished ferrule as per your request. We will contact you to discuss the details further.
tcohen  (posted 2012-11-13 02:35:09.323)
Response from Tim at Thorlabs: Thank you for contacting us. We are looking into developing fibers in our drawing towers that have a thicker layer of Tefzel buffer to absorb any light escaping from the cladding. For use in a cannula where the buffer would be stripped we are also looking at designs involving more dopant or increased cladding thicknesses.
user  (posted 2012-10-15 09:18:47.19)
Do you have a cannula blocking traveling light in clad mode?

Ø1.25 mm (LC), Ceramic Cannulae

Item #
Prefix
Image Ferrule Size Ferrule
Length
Ferrule
Material
Fiber Length Fiber Finish Compatible
Interconnect / Sleeve
Compatible
Patch Cables
Compatible
Implant Guidea
CFMLC14 Cannulae with Ø1.25 mm Ferrule and Ø200 µm Fiber Ø1.25 mm (LC) 6.4 mm Ceramic 2, 5, 10, or 20 mm Flat Cleave ADAL3 Interconnect
ADAL1 Mating Sleeve
Standard: M99 and M98
Rotary Joint: RJPFL4 and PJPSL4
Bifurcated: BFYL4LS01 and BFYL4LF01
OGL
CFMLC14U 50 mm Scissor Cut
  • Cannulae with 2 mm long fiber are not compatible with our implant guides.
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CFMLC14L02 Support Documentation
CFMLC14L02Customer Inspired! Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø1.25 x 6.4 mm Ceramic Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L=2 mm
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CFMLC14L05 Support Documentation
CFMLC14L05Customer Inspired! Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø1.25 x 6.4 mm Ceramic Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L=5 mm
$51.22
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CFMLC14L10 Support Documentation
CFMLC14L10Customer Inspired! Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø1.25 x 6.4 mm Ceramic Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L=10 mm
$53.32
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CFMLC14L20 Support Documentation
CFMLC14L20Customer Inspired! Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø1.25 x 6.4 mm Ceramic Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L=20 mm
$57.00
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CFMLC14U-20 Support Documentation
CFMLC14U-20Uncleaved Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø1.25 x 6.4 mm Ceramic Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, 20 Pack
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Ø1.25 mm (LC), Stainless Steel Cannulae

Item #
Prefix
Image Ferrule Size Ferrule
Length
Ferrule
Material
Fiber Length Fiber Finish Compatible
Interconnect / Sleeve
Compatible
Patch Cables
Compatible
Implant Guidea
CFML14 Cannulae with Ø1.25 mm Ferrule and Ø200 µm Fiber Ø1.25 mm (LC) 6.4 mm Stainless Steel 2, 5, 10, or 20 mm Flat Cleave ADAL3 Interconnect
ADAL1 Mating Sleeve
Standard: M99 and M98
Rotary Joint: RJPFL4 and PJPSL4
Bifurcated: BFYL4LS01 and BFYL4LF01
OGL
CFML14U 50 mm Scissor Cut
  • Cannulae with 2 mm long fiber are not compatible with our implant guides.
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CFML14L02 Support Documentation
CFML14L02Customer Inspired! Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø1.25 mm SS Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L=2 mm
$49.38
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CFML14L05 Support Documentation
CFML14L05Customer Inspired! Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø1.25 mm SS Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L=5 mm
$51.48
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CFML14L10 Support Documentation
CFML14L10Customer Inspired! Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø1.25 mm SS Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L=10 mm
$53.32
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CFML14L20 Support Documentation
CFML14L20Customer Inspired! Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø1.25 mm SS Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L=20 mm
$57.00
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CFML14U-20 Support Documentation
CFML14U-20Uncleaved Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø1.25 mm SS Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, 20 Pack
$442.90
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Ø2.5 mm (FC), Ceramic Cannulae

Item #
Prefix
Image Ferrule Size Ferrule
Length
Ferrule
Material
Fiber Length Fiber Finish Compatible
Interconnect / Sleeve
Compatible
Patch Cables
Compatible
Implant Guidea
CFMC14 Cannulae with Ø1.25 mm Ferrule and Ø200 µm Fiber Ø2.5 mm (FC) 10.5 mm Ceramic 2, 5, 10, or 20 mm Flat Cleave ADAF2 Interconnect
ADAF1 Mating Sleeve
Standard: M82 and M79
Rotary Joint: RJPFF4 anf RJPSF4
Bifurcated: BFYF4LS01 and  BFYF4LF01
OGF
CFMC14U 50 mm Scissor Cut
  • Cannulae with 2 mm long fiber are not compatible with our implant guides.
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CFMC14L02 Support Documentation
CFMC14L02Customer Inspired! Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø2.5 mm Ceramic Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L=2 mm
$44.92
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CFMC14L05 Support Documentation
CFMC14L05Customer Inspired! Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø2.5 mm Ceramic Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L=5 mm
$47.02
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CFMC14L10 Support Documentation
CFMC14L10Customer Inspired! Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø2.5 mm Ceramic Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L=10 mm
$49.38
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CFMC14L20 Support Documentation
CFMC14L20Customer Inspired! Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø2.5 mm Ceramic Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L=20 mm
$52.53
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CFMC14U-20 Support Documentation
CFMC14U-20Uncleaved Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø2.5 mm Ceramic Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, 20 Pack
$442.90
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Ø2.5 mm (FC), Stainless Steel Cannulae

Item #
Prefix
Image Ferrule Size Ferrule
Length
Ferrule
Material
Fiber Length Fiber Finish Compatible
Interconnect / Sleeve
Compatible
Patch Cables
Compatible
Implant Guidea
CFM14 Cannulae with Ø1.25 mm Ferrule and Ø200 µm Fiber Ø2.5 mm (FC) 12.7 mm Stainless Steel 2, 5, 10, or 20 mm Flat Cleave ADAF2 Interconnect
ADAF1 Mating Sleeve
Standard: M82 and M79
Rotary Joint: RJPFF4 anf RJPSF4
Bifurcated: BFYF4LS01 and  BFYF4LF01
OGF
CFM14U 50 mm Scissor Cut
  • Cannula with 2 mm long fiber cannot be used with an implant guide.
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CFM14L02 Support Documentation
CFM14L02Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø2.5 mm SS Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L = 2 mm
$44.92
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CFM14L02-10 Support Documentation
CFM14L02-10Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø2.5 mm SS Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L = 2 mm, 10 Pack
$404.22
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CFM14L05 Support Documentation
CFM14L05Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø2.5 mm SS Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L = 5 mm
$47.02
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CFM14L05-10 Support Documentation
CFM14L05-10Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø2.5 mm SS Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L = 5 mm, 10 Pack
$423.13
Today
CFM14L10 Support Documentation
CFM14L10Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø2.5 mm SS Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L = 10mm
$49.38
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CFM14L10-10 Support Documentation
CFM14L10-10Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø2.5 mm SS Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L = 10mm, 10 Pack
$444.40
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CFM14L20 Support Documentation
CFM14L20Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø2.5 mm SS Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L = 20 mm
$52.53
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CFM14L20-10 Support Documentation
CFM14L20-10Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø2.5 mm SS Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, L = 20 mm, 10 Pack
$472.77
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CFM14U-20 Support Documentation
CFM14U-20Uncleaved Fiber Optic Cannula, Ø2.5 mm SS Ferrule, Ø400 µm Core, 0.39 NA, 20 Pack
$442.90
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Cannula Implant Guides


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Cross Section Drawing of OGL with CFML22L05 Cannula (Not Included)

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Implant Guide Assembly

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Mounting Surface of OGF Cannula Impant Guide
  • Improves Adhesion and Stability During Implantation
  • Compatible with Ø1.25 mm and Ø2.5 mm Fiber Optic Cannulae with ≥5 mm Length
  • Ø3.8 mm (OGL) or Ø5.1 mm (OGF) Mounting Surface with Grooved Ring for Dental Cement
  • Lightweight Surgical Titanium Construction (≤0.11 g)
  • Weep Holes for Glue and Epoxy to Secure a Cannula
  • Compatible with Stereotaxic Cannula Holders

These Cannula Implant Guides are designed to provide guidance and stability for a fiber optic cannula during an implantation procedure. The bottom surface of each implant guide features a roughened surface and circular groove (see image to the right) that increases the surface area available to dental cement and improves adhesion to the specimen. A 1.6 mm long protrusion on the implant guide helps stabilize the guide when implanted. Each implant is constructed using lightweight surgical titanium (≤0.11 g) which can be sterilized prior to use. For convenience, the cannula guides are offered below in packs of one or five.

For best results when implanting a cannula, the OGL and OGF should be used with a cannula holder and stereotaxic guidance equipment. To affix the cannula within the implant guide, first insert the cannula into the receptacle of the implant guide (see drawing to the right). Then, add a small amount of cement or epoxy to the cannula via the two Ø0.8 mm weep holes. Finally, attach the cannula ferrule to an XCL (Ø1.25 mm ferrule) or XCF (Ø2.5 mm ferrule) cannula holder.

The OGL implant guide is compatible with our standard Ø1.25 mm cannulae (ceramic and stainless steel) and the OGF implant guide is compatible with our standard Ø2.5 mm cannulae (ceramic and stainless steel). When assembled, the length of the protruding fiber is reduced by 2 mm; therefore, these implant guides cannot be used with our 2 mm long cannulae. Additionally, due to the fiber separation distance, the implant guides cannot be used with our dual-core cannulae.

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OGF Support Documentation
OGFImplant Guide for Ø2.5 mm Cannula
$17.00
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OGF-5 Support Documentation
OGF-5Implant Guide for Ø2.5 mm Cannula, Pack of 5
$72.10
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OGL Support Documentation
OGLImplant Guide for Ø1.25 mm Cannula
$17.00
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OGL-5 Support Documentation
OGL-5Implant Guide for Ø1.25 mm Cannula, Pack of 5
$72.10
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