Shanghai Laser & Optics Century Co., Ltd. (SLOC) founded in 2005, is a leading manufacturer of solid-state and diode laser systems. SLOC produces CW, modulated and Q-switched laser modules at different wavelengths, including UV, visible and Infrared. SLOC has the capability of laser device design, optical coating, device fabrication, component assembly and system integration. SLOC can provide different lasers for Optogenetics with free space and pigtailed versions. Also the accessories used for Optogenetics are available for a total solution from customers.
Optogenetics is a scientific method that enables control of targeted cell functions using light stimulation and genetically encoded light-sensitive proteins. Currently, the most popular method of optical stimulation in optogenetics research is to send the light, from a laser or an LED source, along an optical fiber to the brain of a laboratory animal, typically mouse or rat. As time goes by, this simple optical link is evolving into more complex circuitry, resembling an early fiber-optic telecommunication network. This fiber-to-the-brain (FTTB) network consists of fiber coupled light sources and their drivers, light shutters or modulators, rotary joints for in vivo experiments, beam-splitters, fiber-optic patch cords, variety of fiber-optic cannulas with implantable fibers and the list goes on. And that network is not using only optical signals. It is actually a hybrid network monitoring interaction of tissue with light, electrical signals and different fluids. The use of the optogenetics method is no more limited to neurons and is being applied to other cell types, e.g., heart muscle cells.
LASER for OPTOGENETICS
532nm Green DPSS Laser: Free Space / with fiber coupled
473nm Blue DPSS Laser: Free Space / with fiber coupled
556nm Yellow-Green DPSS Laser: Free Space / with fiber coupled
561nm Yellow-Green DPSS Laser: Free Space / with fiber coupled
589nm Yellow DPSS Laser: Free Space / with fiber coupled
593.5nm Yellow DPSS Laser: Free Space / with fiber coupled
635nm Red Diode Laser: with fiber coupled
Accessories: Fiber Cable, Coupler, Splitter, AOM (1MHz TTL)