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L3D Low-Light-Level Detection
May 2010

NUREMBERG, Germany, May 27, 2010 — PerkinElmer Inc. has debuted a solutions platform for demanding low-light-level detection applications, called L3D.

The suite has applications in confocal microscopy, fluorescence and luminescence, molecular/positron emission tomography imaging, nucleic acid amplification, particle sizing, and research and scientific instrumentation.

The photon detection products include avalanche photodiodes, single-photon-counting modules, channel photomultipliers and silicon photomultipliers, suited to demanding clinical diagnostics, molecular imaging and analytical instrumentation needs.

Products in the family include a short-wavelength-enhanced silicon avalanche photodiode for use in molecular imaging and fluorescence detection applications. A gigahertz photon detection module designed for analytical and clinical diagnostic applications under low-light-level conditions delivers a high dynamic range and low noise.

Single-photon-counting modules produce high photon detection efficiency and low dark noise for confocal microscopy, particle sizing and time-correlated single-photon-counting applications.

The L3D silicon photomultipliers leverage Max Planck Innovation’s ultrafast, low cross-talk technology that produces high photon detection efficiency and ultrashort response times.

The emission of light or other electromagnetic radiation of longer wavelengths by a substance as a result of the absorption of some other radiation of shorter wavelengths, provided the emission continues only as long as the stimulus producing it is maintained. In other words, fluorescence is the luminescence that persists for less than about 10-8 s after excitation.
See fluorescence; phosphorescence.
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