NanoLED

NanoLED Light Source

LED and Laser Light Sources

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.

Segment: Scientific
Division: Molecular and Microanalysis
Base product
Manufacturing Company: HORIBA Scientific

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)

    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

    NanoLED-C2 Controller

    Repetition rates10kHz, 20kHz, 50kHz, 100kHz, 250kHz, 500kHz, 1MHz
    Sync outputSelectable format: NIM-compatible (-0.8Vpp 50Ω) or TTL-compatible (+2Vpp 50Ω)
    Sync Delay0-200ns
    Interlock2-pin connector (included). Contacts must be short-circuited to enable emission.
    User interfaceKeyswitch control of Emission, operating parameters edited using supplied software and stored in non-volatile memory.
    PC interfaceUSB 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 requirement110V to 240V AC, 50/60Hz, 100VA
    Operating temperature+5ºC to +30ºC
    Weight & Dimensions1kg  210x134x75mm

    Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.

    Laser diode heads

    ModelPeak
    wavelength
    Pulse width
    Typical
    N-375L375 ±10nm<200ps
    N-395L395 ±10nm<200ps

    N-405L

    405 ±10nm

    <200ps

    N-415L415 ±10nm<200ps
    N-425L425 ±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

    ModelPeak wavelengthPulse width typical

    N-260

    260 ±10nm

    <1.2ns

    N-270

    270 ±10nm

    <1.2ns

    N-280

    280 ±10nm

    <1.2ns

    N-290

    290 ±10nm

    <1.2ns

    N-300

    300 ±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)
    NanoLED Pulsed Sources
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