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September 6, 2022

Fluorescence microscopy on a new level

A new system makes quantitative time-resolved fluorescence microscopy accessible to a broader range of scientists

“Today, I need the help of my physics post-doc, when I want to exploit the capabilities of my single photon fluorescence microscope” says a prominent group leader in Biochemistry. “Your new system with this judicious technology would release him to do his actual work.” That statement was given when developers from PicoQuant in Germany asked the professor for his feedback on their latest prototype of a new single photon counting fluorescence microscope. In the meantime, the prototype has become a full product named Luminosa.

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Fluorescence microscopy on a new level

July 18, 2022

Coming in September: Luminosa, our new Single Photon Counting Confocal Microscope

Efficient, flexible, and with highest data quality

In September 2022, we will launch our latest innovation for microscopists: Luminosa, our new Single Photon Counting Confocal Microscope. Luminosa pairs highest data quality with remarkably simple day-to-day operation. It easily integrates into any researcher's toolbox and becomes a time-efficient, reliable companion for scientists starting to explore the use of time-resolved fluorescence methodologies as well as for experts wanting to push their limits.

You can learn more about Luminosa at several events in September and in online presentations in October. Read more on our Luminosa page.

Coming in September: Luminosa, our new Single Photon Counting Confocal Microscope

April 26, 2022

PicoQuant upgrades its multichannel event timers with flexible and powerful hardware event filters

A recent, free gateware and software update enables higher throughput and smaller data sizes for demanding applications

With the release of a free gateware and software update, PicoQuant adds a powerful, new feature to the MultiHarp 160 and 150P event timers: multifunctional on-board event filters. These user-definable filters are hardware-based and enable the filtering of events in real time. This feature is particularly aimed at demanding application scenarios that make use of information spread across several channels, such as coincidence counting in quantum sciences.

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PicoQuant upgrades its multichannel event timers with flexible and powerful hardware event filters

February 14, 2022

Meet Prima, PicoQuant’s new multiple color pulsed diode laser

The stand alone, compact laser module provides three individual wavelengths at an affordable price

In a recent webinar, PicoQuant has unveiled its latest laser innovation: the stand alone, fully computer controlled laser module Prima. “Our objective when developing Prima was to offer 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”, says Guillaume Delpont, Product Manager at PicoQuant.

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Meet Prima, PicoQuant’s new multiple color pulsed diode laser

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

We 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

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Back at Photonics West in San Francisco