Edinburgh Instruments' Photonics Division has announced the availability of the EPL 515 picosecond pulsed diode laser.
The EPL 515 is a compact, robust, maintenance-free, fully integrated system. It is pre-adjusted for an optimum pulse width of 150ps at 10Mhz and features 10 pre-set repetition frequencies from 20KHz to 20MHz. Emitting at a nominal 512nm wavelength, this is the latest addition to the comprehensive range of EPL diode lasers which are optimised for Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC).
The new EPL 515 brings an additional wavelength into the range, allowing more fluorescent dyes to be excited and further extending the range of applications, which include fluorescence lifetime measurements that use TCSPC as the measurement technique. Typical instrumentation in which the EPL 515 may be used are fluorescence lifetime spectrometers and fluorescence lifetime multiwell plate readers for spectroscopy applications in biochemistry, biology, photophysics, semiconductor physics, bio-chemical assays etc. Customised versions of the diode laser can be also supplied for integration within various types of analytical instrumentation.