TCSPC and Time Tagging Electronics

5-year limited warranty PicoQuant offers several modules for Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC), Multi-Channel Scaling (MCS), coincidence correlations, or event timing with temporal resolutions between picoseconds and milliseconds. Single channel as well as multichannel versions with either USB or PCIe interface can be provided. All units work in the histogramming mode and offer two time tagging modes. Their high quality and reliability are expressed by a unique 5-year limited warranty. The following table lists the main differences:

  HydraHarp 400 MultiHarp 160 MultiHarp 150 PicoHarp 300 TimeHarp 260
Number of detection channels
besides common synch channel
2, 4, 6, or 8 16, 32, 48, or 64 4, 8, or 16 1 1 or 2
Minimum bin width 1 ps 5 ps 10 ps (P)
80 ps (N)
4 ps 25 ps (PICO)
250 ps (NANO)
Dead time < 80 ns < 650 ps < 0.65 ns < 95 ns < 25 ns (PICO)
2 ns (NANO)
Interface USB 3.0 USB 3.0
FPGA Data
Interface
USB 3.0 USB 2.0 PCIe 2.0 x1

HydraHarp 400

Multichannel Picosecond Event Timer & TCSPC Module

  • Up to 8 independent input channels and common sync channel (up to 150 MHz)
  • 65536 histogram bins per channel, minimum width 1 ps
  • Time tagging with sustained count rates up to 40 Mcps
  • Histogrammer measurement ranges from 65 ns to 2.19 s
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HydraHarp 400 Multichannel Picosecond Event Timer & TCSPC Module

MultiHarp 160 NEW

Scalable Multichannel Event Timer & TCSPC Unit

  • Up to 64 independent input channels with 5 ps base resolution
  • Ultrashort dead time (650 ps), no dead time across channels
  • Hardware access to data stream via FPGA link
  • White Rabbit ready instrument
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MultiHarp 160 Scalable Multichannel Event Timer & TCSPC Unit

MultiHarp 150

High-Throughput Multichannel Event Timer & TCSPC Unit

  • 4, 8, or 16 independent input channels
  • Common sync channel (up to 1.2 GHz sync rate)
  • Highest sustained data throughput (80 Mcps in time tagging mode, 180 Mcps in histogramming mode)
  • Record-breaking dead time (650 ps) per channel
  • No dead time across channels
  • White Rabbit ready TCSPC device
  • Drivers and demo code for custom programming
  • New: “P” version now with 5 ps temporal resolution
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MultiHarp 150 High-Throughput Multichannel Event Timer & TCSPC Unit

PicoHarp 300

Stand-alone TCSPC Module with USB Interface

  • Two identical synchronized but independent input channels
  • 65 536 histogram time bins, minimum width 4 ps
  • Optional: Time tagging with sustained count rates up to 5 Mcps
  • Histogrammer measurement range from 260 ns to 33 µs (depending on resolution)
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PicoHarp 300 Stand-alone TCSPC Module with USB Interface

TimeHarp 260

TCSPC and MCS board with PCIe interface

  • One or two independent input channels and common synch channel (up to 100 MHz)
  • Two models with either 25 ps (PICO model) or 250 ps (NANO model) base resolution
  • "Long range mode" option for PICO model with 2.5 ns base resolution
  • Ultra short dead time (< 25 ns for PICO model, < 2 ns for NANO model)
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TimeHarp 260 TCSPC and MCS board with PCIe interface