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March 30, 2020

Our support team offers remote demos

Demos of our spectroscopy and microscopy systems and their respective software

As we may not travel to our customers nor receive visitors right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our support team offers individual remote demos of our spectroscopy and microscopy systems and their respective software. A demo session can include a short introduction to the hardware as well as an introduction to methodologies such as FLIM, FCS, Pattern Matching. Sessions tailored to the needs of current users of our hardware are also available.

Simply contact our support team to make an appointment: www.picoquant.com/remote_demos

Our support team offers remote demos

March 25, 2020

Series of free webinars

Picosecond pulsed lasers, time-resolved data acquisition, single photon counting, and fluorescence instrumentation

Due to the spread of COVID-19, we can not meet our customers in person right now at exhibitions, conferences, and personal appointments. However, as we like to stay in touch, we decided to organize a series of free webinars. Our webinars focus on how picosecond pulsed lasers, time-resolved data acquisition, single photon counting, and fluorescence instrumentation can bring your research further. Last week, Product Manager Christian Oelsner started the series with a seminar on materials science. He demonstrated various spectroscopy and microscopy tools and methods that enable the user to find out more about the luminescence properties of the samples as well as their dynamics.

Dates are announced at www.picoquant.com/webinars

Series of free webinars

March 24, 2020

Paper on photon arrival time tagging

Published by PicoQuant and the Charité Universitätsmedizin

Our senior scientist Michael Wahl, Andreas Hocke from the Charité Universitätsmedizin and their research teams have recently published design features and benchmark results for the MultiHarp 150, which is PicoQuant’s high-throughput multichannel event timer and TCSPC unit. The paper presents not only results from spectrally resolved, high speed lifetime imaging applications but also a way to correct for the pulse-pile-up occurring at high photon flux.

The paper was published in Review of Scientific Instruments: https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.5121412

Paper on photon arrival time tagging

February 25, 2020

More power and more diodes with PicoQuant’s updated laser driver Taiko PDL M1

A free firmware update enables operating existing and new laser heads at highest possible pulse energy

PicoQuant expands the capabilities of the high-end picosecond diode laser driver Taiko PDL M1. The new Max Power Mode of operation allows running existing and new laser heads with increased power. Taiko’s smart and flexible power control and monitoring enables outputting pulses with an almost perfectly constant and calibrated set of parameters (pulse energy and pulse shape) at any repetition rate. With the new Max Power Mode, the driver can operate each laser diode at the maximum pulse energy possible for any repetition rate setting.

Press Release
More power and more diodes with PicoQuant’s updated laser driver Taiko PDL M1

February 20, 2020

Studying up-conversion nanoparticles with PicoQuant’s FluoTime 300 time-resolved spectrometer and 980 nm ps pulsed laser

A paper in ChemPhotoChem describes how up-conversion nanoparticles initiate photopolymerization of multifunction methacrylates

In a recent ChemPhotChem paper, a research team used PicoQuant’s 980 nm laser head as excitation source for studying the photophysical properties of up-conversion nanoparticles. These up-conversion particles absorb multiple near infrared photons and then emit blue and UV light. The high-powered laser supports burst mode operation in which it generates a large number of picosecond pulses within a given time span. This burst pattern is repeated periodically and allows pumping more excitation energy into a sample than with individual pulses.

Paper at ChemPhotChem

Laser heads of the LDH series incl. the 980 nm head

Studying up-conversion nanoparticles with PicoQuant’s FluoTime 300 time-resolved spectrometer and 980 nm ps pulsed laser

Important Dates

Next Quantum Symposium: May 27-29, 2020

Registration is open until April 25.


26th Single Molecule Workshop

The 26th workshop will take place Sept. 16-18, 2020. Registration will open in March.


Next Fluorescenece Course: Nov 9-12, 2020

Registration opens in June 2020.


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