The MicroTime 100 time-resolved microscope contains the complete optics and electronics for recording fluorescence decays in small volumes by means of Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC). The system is based on a conventional upright microscope body. With the MicroTime 100, decay times down to some picoseconds can be resolved. The system allows operation at laser repetition rates as high as 84 MHz and count rates up to several million counts/sec. An optional piezo scanner can be used for 2D imaging e.g. for Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM).
- Complete microscope with laser coupling module
- Laser wavelengths from 375 nm to 800 nm
- Multiple detector options
- Upright microscope base
- Spatial resolution of less than 1 µm
- XY-scanning piezo stage for 2D-lifetime imaging
- Time-resolved microscopy in biology and chemistry
- Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS)
- Semiconductor wafer testing and analysis
- Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM)
- Materials research
- Lifetime mapping
- Cell biology
A laser coupling module with sophisticated beam shaping and focusing optics allows the use of an external pulsed diode laser. The system is designed for use with the picosecond diode lasers of the LDH Series. Standard dichroic filter blocks are used to guide the light onto the sample and to filter out the fluorescence light. Standard PMT modules or SPAD detectors can be used in a single or dual channel configuration. All data acquisition as well as analysis functions of the MicroTime 100 are controlled by the SymPhoTime software.