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February 25, 2020

More power and more diodes with PicoQuant’s updated laser driver Taiko PDL M1

A free firmware update enables operating existing and new laser heads at highest possible pulse energy

PicoQuant expands the capabilities of the high-end picosecond diode laser driver Taiko PDL M1. The new Max Power Mode of operation allows running existing and new laser heads with increased power. Taiko’s smart and flexible power control and monitoring enables outputting pulses with an almost perfectly constant and calibrated set of parameters (pulse energy and pulse shape) at any repetition rate. With the new Max Power Mode, the driver can operate each laser diode at the maximum pulse energy possible for any repetition rate setting.

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More power and more diodes with PicoQuant’s updated laser driver Taiko PDL M1

November 21, 2019

PicoQuant presents the updated Taiko laser driver with more power and more diodes at Photonics West 2020

Further highlights are the MultiHarp 150 event timer now with programmable deadtime and the high-powered VisUV lasers

During the Photonics West 2020 exhibition, running from February 1-6, 2020 in San Francisco (CA, USA), PicoQuant will showcase the latest models and upgrades for its high-end Taiko PDL M1 picosecond pulsed laser driver, for the high-throughput MultiHarp 150 event timer and TCSPC unit as well as for the VisUV laser platform.

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PicoQuant presents the updated Taiko laser driver with more power and more diodes at Photonics West 2020

November 12, 2019

Measure outside of the box with PicoQuant‘s new FluoMic add-on for the FluoTime 300

The recently launched sample mounting unit for the high-end time-resolved fluorescence spectrometer enables remote measurements

From November 4 to 7, 2019, the lecturers and participants of the international course on “Principles and Applications of Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy” got a first look at PicoQuant’s FluoMic in action. This new add-on brings the accessibility and versatility of the time-resolved fluorescence spectrometer FluoTime 300 to remote samples without requiring any lengthy alignment or coupling procedures.

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Measure outside of the box with PicoQuant‘s new FluoMic add-on for the FluoTime 300

October 1, 2019

20% off on Laser Driver PDL 800-D

Get the best quality at the best price by taking advantage of our exceptional end-of-year-deal

The PDL 800-D is PicoQuant’s well known single channel driver that is capable of operating any picosecond pulsed laser diode heads from the LDH and LDH-FA Series as well as sub-nanosecond pulsed LEDs from the PLS Series. The driver’s high quality and reliability are reflected by its 5-year unlimited world wide warranty. Customers ordering a PDL 800-D from October 1, 2019 until December 31, 2019 will get a -20% price reduction.

To get a quote please visit the product website: PDL 800-D

20% off on Laser Driver PDL 800-D

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)

Important Dates

Next Quantum Symposium: May 27-29, 2020

Registration is open until April 25.


26th Single Molecule Workshop

The 26th workshop will take place Sept. 16-18, 2020. Registration will open in March.


Next Fluorescenece Course: Nov 9-12, 2020

Registration opens in June 2020.


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