Mini2P - Coupling Box v1

Founding developers Edvard Moser, May-Britt Moser, and Weijian Zong

Accessories for Mini2P - Coupling Box v1

Founding developers Edvard Moser, May-Britt Moser, and Weijian Zong

Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser lead the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience in Trondheim, Norway. In 2014 they received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Weijian Zong is a researcher at the Kavli Institute for Systems neuroscience where his main research interests are bio-imaging, neuroscience, neuronal computation.


The Mini2P is a 2-photon miniscope for large-scale calcium imaging in freely moving mice. It enables stable simultaneous recordings of over a thousand cells across multiple planes of densely active cortical regions during a wide range of behavioral tasks without affecting the animal's behavior.

EXPERIMENTAL CAPABILITIES

The Coupling Box is the component between the laser and the excitation fiber going to the Mini2P miniscope. It pre-chirps the laser pulses and facilitates effective coupling into the excitation fiber. The Coupling Box accepts the free-air laser beam and outputs the laser via an SM05 thread. The fiber-bound coupling holder and coupling protector attach easily to the Coupling Box. This Coupling Box is compatible with all related Mini2P parts based on the original design.

KEY FEATURES

  • The box comes tested, with an aligned laser path
  • Includes the new higher-dispersion Dielectric prism
  • Includes 3 pre-chirping rods
  • Includes a ½ wave plate for polarization adjustments
  • 2 prisms can be adjusted in 2-axis to finely tune the laser path

CONTENTS 

  • Coupling Box with lid
  • 3 dispersion glass rods
  • Half-wave plate in a rotatable mount
  • 8 higher-dispersion dielectric prisms
  • 2 adjustable prism mounts
  • Adjustable fiberport to receive 'Mini2P – Exitation Fiber v1'

FULFILLMENT

Shipped 8-10 weeks after order is received.

PUBLICATION

W Zong, HA Obenhaus, ER Skytøen, H Eneqvist, NL de Jong, R Vale, MR Jorge, MB Moser, EI Moser (2022). Large-scale two-photon calcium imaging in freely moving mice. Cell.

Documentation Source Code Forum


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