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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

February 4, 2008

New Programming Library for TCSPC System PicoHarp 300

A new programmer's library is now available for the PicoHarp 300 Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting system from PicoQuant. The new library version 2.2 provides several new features, most importantly driver support for the 64 bit versions of Windows Vista.

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New Programming Library for TCSPC System PicoHarp 300

January 15, 2008

PDL 800-D - a new driver for picosecond diode laser heads

Driver includes 16 disctinct repetition rates and also allows continous wave operation

PicoQuant GmbH has launched a new picosecond diode laser driver for pulsed and continuous-wave operation. The PDL 800-D is based on the well established technology of the PDL 800-B and therefore allows to control the full range of PicoQuant´s pulsed Laser Diode Heads (LDH Series) and pulsed LEDs (PLS Series) which cover a broad wavelength range from 260 nm to 1550 nm.

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PDL 800-D - a new driver for picosecond diode laser heads

Important Dates

Call for Papers: 25th Single Molecule Workshop

The anniversary workshop will take place Sept. 3-6, 2019. Abstracts can be submitted until May 15, 2019.


Next Fluorescenece Course: 4-7 Nov. 2019

Save the date. Registration for our 17th European Short Course on “Principles and Applications of Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy” in Berlin opens in June.


Call for Papers: BiOS 2020

PicoQuant co-organizes the special conference "Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Superresolution Imaging XIII" (BO503). Abstracts can be submitted until July 24, 2019.


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