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January 13, 2022

Back at Photonics West in San Francisco

PicoQuant presents Prima, a multicolor pulsed diode laser, and a new feature for the MultiHarp 160 event timer & TCSPC unit

Team Photonics West 2020We are very excited to be back in San Francisco at the SPIE Photonics West with a large team of experts and application specialists to meet and talk in person with the photonics community. Two of our highlights are: Prima, a diode laser module that provides access to three individual wavelengths in either picosecond pulsed or continuous wave mode and the introduction of multifunctional on-board event filters for the MultiHarp 160 event timer.

Prima is a stand alone, fully computer controlled laser module, which generates laser light at 635, 510, and 450 nm with each color being emitted individually one at a time. Prima is a solution to a common challenge faced by many researchers. They often need more than a single excitation wavelength to study all of their samples, but buying multiple lasers can become quite expensive. “So we tapped our 25 years of expertise in laser development to create an affordable, compact module that can emit red, green, and blue light, covering most of the excitation needs for daily lab tasks, such as lifetime or quantum yield measurements, photoluminescence, and fluorescence”, says Guillaume Delpont, Product Manager at PicoQuant.

The new feature for the MultiHarp 160, a scalable plug-and-play event time and Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) unit is user definable on-board event filters which allow to efficiently reduce the file sizes and amount of data sent via the data interfaces (USB, external FPGA interface). The MultiHarp 160 is optimized for applications requiring up to 64 timing channels with high sustained count rates, an outstanding time resolution of 5 ps and ultra short dead time of less than 650 ps.

We will also host our traditional Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy session at the BiOS conference and we have a lot of great scientific contributions lined up.

Drop by our booths to learn more about our latest products or for a chat with our experts.

BiOS exhibition: booth #8315
Photonics West exhibition: booth #3315


Multi-channel event timer with external FPGA interface
11965-27 (BO501)
24 January, 2:15 PM – 2: 35 PM
Invited talk by Dr. Torsten Langer

Measuring steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence of up-conversion nanoparticles with high spatial resolution
11976-1 (BO600)
24 January, 8:30 AM – 8:50 AM
Presented by Uwe Ortmann

Bringing UV excitation of small biomolecules and proteins to another level - pulsed high-power UV-LEDs with more than 40 times higher output power
11964-41 (BO500)
26 January, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM
Presented by Dr. Mario Gerecke

High spatial photoluminescence investigation of nanostructures with single-molecule sensitivity
12010-49 (OE302)
27 January, 9:20 AM – 9:40 AM
Presented by Uwe Ortmann


Simultaneous Pulsed Interleaved Excitation (PIE) and Alternating-Laser EXcitation (ALEX) - an optimized excitation pattern for smFRET
11967-35 (BO503)
23 January, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Presented by Uwe Ortmann

Fluorescence Lifetime Image Scanning Microscopy
Part of the Next Generation FLIM for Life Cell and Tissue Imaging project, in cooperation with University of Göttingen
11967-37 (BO503)
23 January, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Presented by Prof. Ingo Gregor (University of Göttingen, Germany)

High bandwidth photon detection enabled by a massively parallelized system 
Part of the quantum technology project QuPad

12015-66 (OE501)
26 January, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Presented by Dr. Mario Gerecke

High throughput multi-channel time tagger with external FPGA interface
12015-70 (OE501)
26 January, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Presented by Dr. Torsten Langer

Non-destructive photoluminescence investigation of PV devices with high spatial resolution microscope techniques
11996-34 (OE102)
26 January, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Presented by Uwe Ortmann


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