Applications

Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM)

Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM)

Fluorescence lifetime imaging is an optical imaging technique in which the brightness of each pixel represents fluorescence lifetime – rather than optical intensity. The fluorescence lifetime is a characteristic time during which a molecule remains in its excited state before emitting a photon. This characteristic time depends not only on the specific fluorophore but also on its environment. Molecular interactions influence relaxation processes and modify fluorophore lifetimes. Therefore, FLIM can discriminate different stages of molecular interaction.

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Single Photon Microscopy

Single Photon Microscopy

Single Photon Microscopy - solid state defects, quantum dots, single molecules How much time do you spend to develop, maintain and extend experiment control code to implement your new research ideas with single solid state defects, quantum dots or single molecules? Did you ever wish you could save time by having all signals from your setup captured by one single device and made available to you by a versatile and intuitive software engine?

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Linear Optics Quantum Information

Linear Optics Quantum Information

By Igor Shavrin

05 December 2018

In the Linear Optics approach to Quantum Computation (LOQC) qubits are encoded in quantum states of entangled photons while algorithmic transformations are performed with linear optical elements such as beam splitters, phase retarders, and mirrors. Two-qubit gates are implemented by combining linear optical elements in a clever way with single-photon detectors and post-selection. The detectors project and measure the quantum states of single photons and thereby introduce effective non-linearities.

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Application Notes

Application Notes

This page provides various useful information and practical examples on how to perform measurements with the Swabian Instruments’ devices.

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