Picosecond Pulsed Diode Laser
Jan 2012Edinburgh Instruments Ltd., PhotonicsRequest Info
Edinburgh Instruments Ltd.’s Photonics Div. has released the EPL 515 picosecond pulsed diode laser. Emitting at a nominal 512-nm wavelength, it was added to the family of EPL diode lasers that are optimized for time-correlated single-photon-counting (TCSPC) applications. The compact, robust, fully integrated system is preadjusted for an optimum pulse width of 150 ps at 10 MHz, and it features 10 preset repetition frequencies from 20 kHz to 20 MHz. The EPL diode lasers provide an alternative to nanosecond flashlamps and mode-locked Ti:sapphire femtosecond lasers. The model brings an additional wavelength into the range, allowing more fluorescent dyes to be excited and extending the variety of applications, which include fluorescence lifetime measurements that use TCSPC as the measurement technique.