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FluoroCube Extreme

Overview

The first fully integrated supercontinuum white light laser-powered lifetime fluorometer.

In the FluoroCube Extreme we seamlessly combine our fluorometers with the high intensity and broad wavelength range of the supercontinuum laser made by NKT Photonics.

What is a supercontinuum laser, also known as a white light laser? It is a bright source that, unlike other lasers, light over a broad spectral range, from just above 400 nm to over 2 µm. Because of this range and pulse width characteristics, in the range of 10s of picoseconds, it makes an excellent source option for TCSPC measurements. Its brightness also makes it suitable for steady-state measurements.

WHY GO EXTREME ?

  • Lifetime: Allows you to choose any excitation wavelength.
  • It’s like having infinite Deltadiodes!

Features

  •  Select any excitation wavelength from 430nm to over 2 µm for lifetime measurements. Wavelengths below 430 nm can still be addressed using our existing DeltaDiodes or NanoLEDS.

  • Select pulsing frequency from 2 - 10 MHz (using required pulse picker)
  • Complete optical, mechanical and software integration:

    • Adapter for use with excitation monochromator
    • Complete delay and signaling integration for synchronization
    • Control of wavelength, and pulse frequency directly from DataStation Software, in addition to monitoring the laser power.

 

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Specifications

It’s like having a DeltaDiode at any wavelength:

  • You can excite any sample at any wavelength from 430 nm up past 2 µm.

A FluoroCube Extreme consists of a FluoroCube with excitation and emission monochromators, MCP-PMT detection and an EXB-1 NKT laser as standard.

Excitation options include:

  • Choice of any NKT SuperK Extreme model:

NOTE:

  • Any FluoroCube (including existing units) with an excitation monochromator can be upgraded to accommodate the above NKT lasers. 
  • Other detector options are also available, such as the TBX series and NIR PMTs.
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Fluorolog/Cube Extreme FAQs

Can I upgrade my existing Fluorolog / FluoroCube to an Extreme?

Yes. Any Fluorolog 3 or FluoroCube can be upgraded to include the supercontinuum laser. We can supply you the laser, adapters, and a software upgrade to any existing unit.

Who provides installation, support, and service for these lasers?

We deliver the complete, fully tested, integrated system. We install the system and provide support for the integrated system.  All service for the laser itself is provided by NKT and their local agents. Any laser sold by HORIBA is treated locally the same as an NKT sale.

If they buy the laser with one of our instruments, can the customer use it stand-alone in the lab also?

Yes. We do not alter the laser’s operation in any way. Also, since the laser is fiber-coupled and both our FluoroCube and Fluorolog adapters are kinematic, connecting and disconnecting the laser is simply a matter of taking the fiber out of our holder and putting it back in.