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NanoLED

Overview

The NanoLED range is a novel and economical light source system that utilizes pulsed laser diode and LED technology to generate short optical pulses over a wide range of repetition rates and wavelengths.  Optical pulses as short as 70ps can be generated at repetition rates up to 1MHz.

The NanoLED package consists of a NanoLED controller and a range of interchangeable NanoLED sources, each designed to be used over a specific wavelength range.  LED based sources generate nanosecond pulses, while laser diode based sources generate picosecond pulses.

Each NanoLED source contains adjustable collection optics and a bayonet mounting flange to make incorporation into any optical system easy.  Dedicated drive electronics in each NanoLED source means that plug-n-play operation is possible across the NanoLED range.  A synchronisation output allows straightforward triggering of your existing data acquisition electronics.  

HORIBA Scientific now offers a choice of two NanoLED controllers. The NanoLED-C2 is the bench-top module for stand-alone operation, and the FluoroHub-NL is our software controlled plug-in accessory card designed for use with the FluoroHub controller module.

Applications include:

  • TCSPC excitation source
  • Fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Detector response testing
  • DNA sequencing
  • Biomedical screening
  • Replacement of mode-locked laser and flashlamps in low cost or portable applications

Features

  • Interchangeable NanoLED heads – “plug-and-play” operation even between LED and laser heads
  • Clean pulse profiles
  • Gold plated casing for minimized electromagnetic emission
  • Selectable NIM or TTL synchronization output
  • Sync delay control allows quick adjustment of sync output relative to optical pulse (up to 200ns)

Manufactured by HORIBA Scientific

Specifications

NanoLED-C2 Controller

Laser diode heads

LED heads

NanoLED-C2 Controller

 

Repetition rates

10kHz, 20kHz, 50kHz, 100kHz, 250kHz, 500kHz, 1MHz

Sync output

Selectable format: NIM-compatible (-0.8Vpp 50Ω) or TTL-compatible (+2Vpp 50Ω)

Sync Delay

0-200ns

Interlock

2-pin connector (included). Contacts must be short-circuited to enable emission.

User interface

Keyswitch control of Emission, operating parameters edited using supplied software and stored in non-volatile memory.

PC interface

USB 2.0.  32-bit and 64-bit drivers are provided and the control panel software operates on all versions of Windows from XP onward.

Power requirement

110V to 240V AC, 50/60Hz, 100VA

Operating temperature

+5ºC to +30ºC

Weight & Dimensions

1kg  210x134x75mm

Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.

Laser diode heads

Model

Peak
wavelength

Pulse width
Typical

N-375L

375 ±10nm

<200ps

N-395L

395 ±10nm

<200ps

N-405L

405 ±10nm

<200ps

N-415L

415 ±10nm

<200ps

N-425L

425 ±10nm

<200ps

N-440L

445 ±10nm

<200ps

N-470L

473 ±10nm

<200ps

N-485L

485 ±10nm

<200ps

N-510L

510 ±10nm

<200ps

N-635L

635 ±10nm

<200ps

N-650L

650 ±10nm

<200ps

N-670L

670 ±10nm

<200ps

N-785L

785 ± 20nm

<200ps

N-830L

830 ± 20nm

<200ps

N-980L

980 ± 20nm

<500ps

N1310L

1310 ± 20nm

<500ps

New laser heads are continually under development — contact HORIBA Scientific for other wavelengths

Note - Pulse width refers to optical pulse duration; in TCSPC the prompt FWHM is also a function of detector TTS. The values given are for guidance only and the exact characteristics are dependent on the individual diode.

Additional Features:

  • Linearly polarised emission – polarisation angle continually variable.

LED heads

Model

Peak
wavelength

Pulse width
typical

N-250

250 ±10nm

<1.2ns

N-260

260 ±10nm

<1.2ns

N-265

265 ±10nm

<1.2ns

N-270

270 ±10nm

<1.2ns

N-280

280 ±10nm

<1.2ns

N-290

290 ±10nm

<1.2ns

N-295

295 ±10nm

<1.2ns

N-300

300 ±10nm

<1.2ns

N-310

310 ±10nm

<1.2ns

N-320

320 ±10nm

<1.2ns

N-330

330 ±10nm

<1.2ns

N-340

340 ±10nm

<1.2ns

N-350

350 ±10nm

<1.2ns

N-360

360 ±10nm

<1.2ns

N-370

370 ±10nm

<1.2ns

N-390

390 ±10nm

<1.3ns

N-455

455 ±10nm

<1.3ns

N-570

570 ±10nm

<1.5ns

N-590

590 ±10nm

<1.5ns

N-605

605 ±10nm

<1.5ns

N-625

625 ±10nm

<1.4ns

N-740

740 ± 20nm

<1.6ns

New LED heads are continually under development — contact HORIBA Scientific for other wavelengths.

Additional Features:

  • Adjustable focusing lens
  • Unpolarised output
  • Shorter pulse widths available on request for certain LEDs (?<370nm)

Accessories

Bandpass filters are available at most wavelengths.

DF-mount

Filter mount for NanoLED sources

DF-265-25-20

Filter and mount for NanoLED-265 source, 25nm bandwidth, 20% transmittance

DF-280-25-20

Filter and mount for NanoLED-280 source, 25nm bandwidth, 20% transmittance

DF-295-25-20

Filter and mount for NanoLED-295

DF-310-10-15

Filter and mount for NanoLED-310 source, 10nm bandwidth, 15% transmittance

DF-330-10-20

Filter and mount for NanoLED-330 source, 10nm bandwidth, 20% transmittance

DF-340-10-25

Filter and mount for NanoLED-340 source, 10nm bandwidth, 25% transmittance

DF-360-10-25

Filter and mount for NanoLED-360 source, 10nm bandwidth, 25% transmittance

DF-370-10-25

Filter and mount for NanoLED-370 source, 10nm bandwidth, 25% transmittance

DF-375-6-90

Filter and mount for NanoLED-375L source, 6nm bandwidth, 90% transmittance

DF-390-10-30

Filter and mount for NanoLED-390 source, 10nm bandwidth, 30% transmittance

DF-405-10-90

Filter and mount for NanoLED-405L source, 10nm bandwidth, 90% transmittance

DF-440-10-90

Filter and mount for NanoLED-440L source, 10nm bandwidth, 90% transmittance

DF-450-10-45

Filter and mount for NanoLED-450 source, 10nm bandwidth, 45% transmittance

DF-460-10-45

Filter and mount for NanoLED-460 source, 10nm bandwidth, 45% transmittance

DF-470-10-90

Filter and mount for NanoLED-470L source, 10nm bandwidth, 90% transmittance

DF-490-10-45

Filter and mount for NanoLED-495 source, 10nm bandwidth, 45% transmittance

DF-560-10-50

Filter and mount for NanoLED-560 source, 10nm bandwidth, 50% transmittance

DF-590-10-50

Filter and mount for NanoLED-590 source, 10m bandwidth, 50% transmittance

DF-610-10-50

Filter and mount for NanoLED-605 source, 10nm bandwidth, 50% transmittance

DF-620-10-50

Filter and mount for NanoLED-625 source, 10nm bandwidth, 50% transmittance

DF-640-8-90

Filter and mount for NanoLED-635L source, 8nm bandwidth, 90% transmittance

DF-650-13-90

Filter and mount for NanoLED-650L source, 13 nm bandwidth, 90% transmittance

DF-670-10-55

Filter and mount for NanoLED-670L source, 10nm bandwidth, 55% transmittance

DF-730-10-50

Filter and mount for NanoLED-730 source, 10nm bandwidth, 50% transmittance

DF-740-10-50

Filter and mount for NanoLED-740 source, 10nm bandwidth, 50% transmittance

DF-830-10-50

Filter and mount for NanoLED-830L soruce, 10nm bandwidth, 50% transmittance