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July 29, 2019

Caroline Berlage, a student at PicoQuant, wins Physik-Studienpreis by the Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin

The prize was awarded for her outstanding master’s degree in Physics

Caroline Berlage, a former student at PicoQuant, is one of this year’s winners of the prestigious Physik-Studienpreis awarded by the Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin. Caroline studied Physics at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and carried out the experimental work for her master's thesis from 2016 to 2019 at PicoQuant as well as the laboratory of Prof. Oliver Benson. PicoQuant supported Caroline during her master studies with a “Deutschlandstipendium” scholarship. Upon hearing of the jury’s decision, Caroline said: “I’m very happy to receive this honor and I’m grateful to PicoQuant for their ongoing support during my studies. Working at PicoQuant for my master’s thesis gave me the opportunity to gain insights not only into scientific research but also to learn about industrial R&D.” The prizes, sponsored by the Siemens AG, were awarded on July 11, 2019 during an open ceremony at the Magnus-Haus in Berlin.

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Caroline Berlage, a student at PicoQuant, wins Physik-Studienpreis  by the Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin

July 15, 2019

Novel interferometer-based system for recording Time-Resolved Emission Spectra (TRES)

In collaboration with Micro Photon Devices and PicoQuant, NIREOS SRL has developed an elegant and compact system

NIREOS SRL has recently unveiled an elegant system for mapping a sample’s fluorescence as a function of emission wavelength and decay time with both high temporal and spectral resolution (known under the name TRES). The turn-key system, a result from a collaboration between NIREOS SRL, PicoQuant and Micro Photon Devices, features components from all three companies.

The generated fluorescence photons are detected by a PDM Series detector from Micro Photon Devices, with NIREOS’ compact and ultra-stable GEMINI interferometer providing the spectral resolution, while PicoQuant’s PicoHarp 300, a highly reliable and well proven time-correlated single photon counting unit, brings high temporal resolution to the table.

See the system in action and learn more about it in this video on YouTube!

Novel interferometer-based system for recording Time-Resolved Emission Spectra (TRES)

June 27, 2019

PicoQuant releases update for EasyTau 2

The version 2.1 update for the system control and analysis package includes some exciting new features

The EasyTau 2 software package is the one-stop solution for both full hardware control of time-resolved luminescence spectrometers from the FluoTime Series as well as for interactive data analysis and fitting. The main feature of the 2.1 EasyTau update is the introduction of time-resolved scans for TRES-like experiments in customized mode.

The update also adds new scripting functions allowing for user input or switching the light source, detector or Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) unit. Version 2.1 and offers some quality of life changes such as starting the measurement of an instrument response function via a separate button, as well as improvements for ASCII export and HTML / PDF reporting functions.

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PicoQuant releases update for EasyTau 2

June 24, 2019

17th European Short Course on Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy

The course held by PicoQuant offers an in-depth introduction into principles and applications

The annual course on the “Principles and Applications of Time-resolved Fluorescence” will be jointly organized by Joseph R. Lakowicz from the Center of Fluorescence Spectroscopy (CFS) in Baltimore (USA) and PicoQuant from November 4 to 7, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The aim of the 4 day event is to provide an in-depth introduction into fluorescence spectroscopy and its applications to scientific fields like life and materials science.

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17th European Short Course on Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy

June 6, 2019

PicoQuant’s Quantum Symposium covered a wide range of photonic quantum technologies

The symposium provided not only outstanding and inspiring talks but also excellent opportunities for networking

From May 22 to 24, 2019, PicoQuant held its second international symposium on “Single Photon Based Quantum Technologies” in Berlin. The three day event brought together scientists from various areas of quantum technologies to report on and discuss the latest developments in single-photon detectors and sources, metrology and sensing, correlations and entanglement, communication and QKD, information processing, as well as integrated photonic quantum circuits.

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PicoQuant’s Quantum Symposium covered a wide range of photonic quantum technologies

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Next Microscopy Course: Feb 18-20, 2020

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