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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

May 29, 2019

PicoQuant and ZEISS simplify FLIM workflow for LSM Upgrade Kits

New plug-in allows to start FLIM acquisition directly in ZEN imaging software from ZEISS

PicoQuant and ZEISS have released a plug-in for ZEN (blue edition). It is now more convenient to obtain Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) and Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) data on a ZEISS Laser Scanning Microscope (LSM) with Upgrade Kit from PicoQuant.

Multidimensional imaging experiments such as z-stacks or time lapse series are now performed in a simple manner: users define and start these measurements in the familiar environment of ZEN imaging software from ZEISS. Time-resolved data is then automatically acquired using the motorized Laser Combining Unit and SymPhoTime 64 software from PicoQuant. After acquisition, the results can be analyzed with the powerful, yet easy to use SymPhoTime tools.

PicoQuant and ZEISS simplify FLIM workflow for LSM Upgrade Kits

Important Dates

Next Fluorescenece Course: Nov 4-7, 2019

Registration is open until September 24, 2019.


Next Microscopy Course: Feb 18-20, 2020

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Registration opens end of September 2019.


Next Quantum Symposium: May 27-29, 2020

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Registration opens in November 2019.


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