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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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.