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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

January 30, 2020

Combining FLIM-FRET and STED microscopy in vivo using a newly developed FRET pair

A recently published article in Nature Scientific Reports

Congratulations to Erika Günther (former Postdoctoral Researcher at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany) and her colleagues on their exciting work combining FLIM-FRET and STED microscopy in vivo using a newly developed FRET pair! This combination enables the study of protein interactions in sub-diffraction structures. The group uses FLIM-FRET to monitor the connection of the bacterial filament MamK to the magnetosome membrane via the linker MamJ, and STED to check the filament for fragmentation. Also impressive, they use PicoQuant's 6th MicroTime 200 microscope, built in 2004, for performing this cutting-edge research. This system features a custom-built STED add-on using one of the first P-FA-765 lasers from PicoQuant for depletion. If you want to build on their research, good news: by now, an alignment-free, multicolor easySTED add-on is available for our MicroTime 200 confocals to perform STED-FLIM-FRET and STED-F(LC)CS experiments.

Article at nature.com

PicoQuant's MicroTime 200 STED

Combining FLIM-FRET and STED microscopy in vivo using a newly developed FRET pair

December 18, 2019

Season’s Greetings

Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year 2020

What a pile of gifts! Our Christmas elves have been very busy packing and wrapping PicoQuant’s traditional gifts for the children of all employees. Another end of year tradition for both staff and company is to raise funds in support of a charity. This year, our financial support goes to the Sonnenhof-Hospiz für Kinder, Jugendliche und junge Erwachsene in Berlin.

We wish allof our customers and business partners Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year 2019!

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December 11, 2019

PicoQuant announces 3rd International Symposium on “Single Photon based Quantum Technologies”

Scientists from all over the world will gather in Berlin to present and discuss recent developments

PicoQuant is proud to host the third edition of the three day symposium on “Single Photon based Quantum Technologies” from May 22 to 24, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The event provides an interdisciplinary platform for exchanging experiences and information about latest developments in the field of single photon based quantum technologies.

Press Release
PicoQuant announces 3rd International Symposium on “Single Photon based Quantum Technologies”

November 21, 2019

PicoQuant presents the updated Taiko laser driver with more power and more diodes at Photonics West 2020

Further highlights are the MultiHarp 150 event timer now with programmable deadtime and the high-powered VisUV lasers

During the Photonics West 2020 exhibition, running from February 1-6, 2020 in San Francisco (CA, USA), PicoQuant will showcase the latest models and upgrades for its high-end Taiko PDL M1 picosecond pulsed laser driver, for the high-throughput MultiHarp 150 event timer and TCSPC unit as well as for the VisUV laser platform.

Press Release
PicoQuant presents the updated Taiko laser driver with more power and more diodes at Photonics West 2020

Important Dates

Next Quantum Symposium: Sept. 14-16, 2020

The date has been postponed from May to September! Registration is open until August 15.


Next Single Molecule Workshop: Sept. 16-18, 2020

Registration is open until August 15.


Next Fluorescenece Course: Nov 9-12, 2020

Registration opens in June 2020.


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