PicoQuant's compact and reliable turn-key diode laser solutions work in picosecond pulsed, modulated, or fast-switched (nsec to µsec) operation mode. The laser systems typically consist of a common driver unit and exchangeable heads. Specialized lasers are also available as stand-alone units.
The picosecond pulsed diode laser drivers are designed as universal units that can control the dedicated laser or LED heads offered by PicoQuant. All drivers permit to control repetition rate and pulse energy of the attached heads. The drivers are available as single channel or multichannel units with manual or computer control. Their high quality and reliability are expressed by a unique 5-year limited warranty.
The picosecond pulsed sources are either laser diode based or LED based devices that can be operated at variable, user-adjustable repetition rates up to 80 MHz. They cover discrete wavelengths from 245 nm to 1990 nm or are tunable in the VIS. Power levels vary between µW and hundreds of mW for the most powerful, fibre amplified versions. Pulse widths can be as short as 40 ps.
Dedicated laser systems for modulation (up to 2 GHz) and long pulse generation (nsec to µsec) can be provided at several discrete wavelengths from 375 nm to 1550 nm. Pulse shapes include sine waves, rectangular or even programmable pulse shapes.
PicoQuant can offer a wide range of its laser products also as OEM units. This includes lasers operating in picosecond pulsed, modulated or fast switched mode at wavelengths between 245 nm and 1990 nm. Special design or a custom tailored solution can be provided.
The PPG 512 is based on a programmable waveform generator, that permits
to generate pulse patterns in a cyclic sequence of 512 bytes. The 512
bytes are stored in a special high-speed memory that can be read out at
the full speed of 5 GS/s. This results in a timing resolution of 200 ps