Laser Components, PicoQuant to Develop Photon Counters
OLCHING, Germany, Sept. 16, 2010 — Laser and optoelectronic components and services manufacturer Laser Components GmbH announced it has forged a strategic alliance with PicoQuant GmbH of Berlin, to develop and commercialize photon counters.
Working together, Laser Components DG Inc. will manufacture and develop the highly sensitive avalanche photodiodes (APDs), while PicoQuant will supply the electronics for the photon counters.
The companies will develop two different series: the photon counters for non-time-resolved applications, trademarked Count through Laser Components’ worldwide distributors, and the –Spad, a module series for time-resolved applications that is available through PicoQuant.
Assembly and subsequent testing of both types of modules are being performed at each of the company’s headquarters.
Both series feature never-before-seen quantum efficiency and extremely low dark count rates, said both companies.
“PicoQuant possesses great application know-how and enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide in the photon counting market,” said Patrick Paul, general manager of Laser Components. “Even though the APD technology, which is at the heart of the system, is our own, it is important for us to bring in another partner. The synergies of this alliance are promising.”
PicoQuant manufactures picosecond diode lasers and time-resolved fluorescence systems.
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