The ThetaStation-1 is manually operated and is applied for site-selective light delivery with tapered fibers. Once the optrode has been implanted, the emitting sub-region of the tapered fiber can be adjusted using the micrometric screw on the ThetaStation-1.
The emitting sub-region of the tapered fiber depends on:
- Type of fiber used for experiment
- Type of light source used
- Input and output patch cables used
Before your experiment, it is strongly advised that you build up a calibration table for the optrode, light source, and patch cables you intend to use in your experiment. Please refer to the ThetaStation-1 guide (p.2-4) for detailed instructions on how to do this.