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November 4, 2008

Linux Programming Library for TCSPC System HydraHarp 400

The Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting system from PicoQuant can be used under the GNU Linux operating system

A programmer's library is now available supporting the HydraHarp 400 Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting system from PicoQuant under the GNU Linux operating system. The library is fully API compatible with the corresponding library for Windows. It comes as a shared library supporting all features of the HydraHarp 400, including the instrument's Time-Tagged Time-Resolved (TTTR) mode, were all photons or other events are captured as precisely timed individual records.

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Linux Programming Library for TCSPC System HydraHarp 400

August 31, 2008

New Multichannel TCSPC System “HydraHarp 400”

Device features a modular design with up to four identical input channels and a common sync channel

PicoQuant announces a new multichannel Picosecond Event Timer and Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting system with USB interface. The new device is based on a novel time digitizer with 1 picosecond resolution, a processing rate of 12.5 million counts per second per channel, a very short dead time and an extremely low differential non-linearity.

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New Multichannel TCSPC System “HydraHarp 400”

July 17, 2008

Picosecond Pulsed Diode Laser at 485 nm (turquiose)

New laser head is ideal for exciting fluorescent proteins like GFP and widely used fluorescent dyes

PicoQuant GmbH announces the release of the long-awaited 485 nm picosecond pulsed diode laser head. The availability of this new wavelength opens the door for entirely new applications in bioanalytics, biochemistry, genetics, semiconductor characterisation and quality control. The new laser head is ideal for exciting fluorescent proteins like GFP and widely used fluorescent dyes such as Fluorescein, Atto 488 or Alexa 488 and fills an urgent demand for alternatives to frequency doubled solid state lasers or argon-ion lasers in applications like Fluorescence Microscopy.

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Picosecond Pulsed Diode Laser at 485 nm (turquiose)

June 18, 2008

Measurement System for Time-Resolved Photoluminescence (TRPL)

The Wafer Check 150 is designed for 10 cm wafers and allows TRPL on semiconductor material

PicoQuant introduces the new version of the Semiconductor Wafer Analysis System WaferCheck 150. For high quality semiconductor devices such as heterojunction bipolar transistors, sensitive photodetectors, photovoltaic collectors, solar cells, efficient laser diodes or bright light emitting diodes, a precise measurement of the material characteristics is required. Among a variety of possible parameter to be tested, the electron-hole recombination rate is perhaps the most important one.

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Measurement System for Time-Resolved Photoluminescence (TRPL)

March 3, 2008

Young Investigator Award at Single Molecule Session during SPIE/ Photonics West

A specially dedicated award worth 750 USD was sponsored by PicoQuant

From January 19-24, 2008 SPIE organized a special symposium about „Biomedical Spectroscopy, Microscopy and Imaging“ as part of North America's Largest Photonics Event („Photonics West“). The „Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Imaging“ session was surely one of the highlights of this symposium and about 120 scientists enjoyed more than 40 presentations.

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Young Investigator Award at Single Molecule Session during SPIE/ Photonics West

Important Dates

Register now for the next Microscopy Course in March 2018

It will be held from March 6-8, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Deadline for early bird registration: November 13, 2017.


Register now for the 18. SymPhoTime Training Day 2018

It will be held in March 9, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.


Registration for International Symposium on Single Photon based Quantum Technologies is open

It will be held from May 30-June 1, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Deadline for early bird registration and a submission of abstracts: February 5, 2018.


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