Key hardware features
- time resolution down to 12 ps (RMS jitter)
- 8 or 18 fully equivalent input channels, up to 144 in sync mode
- detect rising and falling edges
- provides a built-in logic analyzer
- supports all common SPADs, PMTs, and SNSPDs
Key software features
- auto-correlation, cross-correlation, multiple-start-multiple-stop histograms
- run various measurements simultaneously
- implement your research ideas in no time: benefit from virtual channels, such as sums and coincidences
- work with a modern web-application, native libraries in C++, C#, .net, Matlab, LabVIEW, Python, Windows 7 & 10 (32 & 64 bit), Linux upon request
Benefit from Swabian Instruments’ Time Tagger Series for your cutting edge research.
- time correlated photon counting (TCSPC)
- fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM)
- Single photon microscopy – solid state defects, quantum dots, single molecules
- linear optics quantum computing and optical quantum circuits
- super-resolution microscopy – STED, PALM, and STORM
- cold atoms, EIT, Rydberg atoms
- cold ions and ion trap quantum computing
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?
Swabian’s Time Tagger Series enables you to capture not only all your single photons but also all your other signals such as triggers from microwave sources, fast switches, pulse pattern generators, piezo scanners, etc. to implement the entire data acquisition for your quantum optics experiment with a single hardware with only few lines of code.
The figure below shows an example of a versatile and extendable scanning fluorescence microscopy system built around a single Time Tagger 20. This system enables you not only to measure photon anti-bunching and fluorescence lifetime / FLIM, you can use it in a straight forward fashion to acquire confocal images, electron spin resonance sweeps, pulsed electron spin resonance, and any combination of the latter. And even more: you can easily extend the system to superresolution optical imaging e.g. using STED or PALM all just with one single Time Tagger 20. Such microscopy systems are used for research on defects in diamond and SiC, e.g. at the University of Stuttgart (Germany), University of Munich (Germany), University of Oxford (UK) and MIT (USA).
Simply hook up all your raw signals to the Time Tagger 20 and you are ready to perform a wealth of experiments.
S.Y. Lee, M. Widmann, T. Rendler, M.W. Doherty, T.M. Babinec, S. Yang, M. Eyer, P. Siyushev, B.J.M. Hausmann, M. Loncar, Z. Bodrog, A. Gali, N.B. Manson, H. Fedder and J. Wrachtrup, “Readout and control of a single nuclear spin with a metastable electron spin ancilla.” Nature nano. 8, 487-492 (2013)
N. Zhao, J. Honert, B. Schmid, M. Klas, J. Isoya, M. Markham, D. Twittchen, F. Jelezko, R.-B. Liu, H. Fedder and J. Wrachtrup, “Sensing single remote nuclear spins”, Nature nano. 7, 657-662 (2012)
Luozhou Li, Edward H. Chen, Jiabao Zheng, Sara L. Mouradian, Florian Dolde, Tim Schröder, Sinan Karaveli, Matthew L. Markham, Daniel J. Twitchen, Dirk Englund, “Efficient Photon Collection from a Nitrogen Vacancy Center in a Circular Bullseye Grating” Nano Letters 15, 1493 (2015)
Y.-C. Chen, P.S. Salter, S. Knauer, L. Weng, A.C. Frangeskou, C.J. Stephen, S.N. Ishmael, P.R. Dolan, S. Johnson, B.L. Green, G.W. Morley, M.E. Newton, J.G. Rarity, M.J. Booth and J.M. Smith, “Laser writing of coherent colour centres in diamond” Nature Photonics (2016)
Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM)
Did you ever wish you had a FLIM solution in your lab that works out of the box and keeps you at the forefront of technology for decades to come?
It is right here: with Swabian’s Time Tagger Ultra Series your lab will not only be up and running within minutes, you will also be prepared for sophisticated research ideas in the future.
Versatile User Interface – Matlab, Labview, Python, C#, C/C++
Swabian Instruments’ programming libraries enable you to implement a full blown FLIM experiment within less than 10 lines of code (or less than 10 lab view VI’s) in your favorite programming language.
High time resolution – be ready for upcoming detector developments
Whether you are using photo-multiplier-tubes (PMT), single photon avalanche detectors (SPAD), or superconducting nanowire single photon detectors (SNSPD), the flexible input stages of the Time Tagger Ultra allow you to interface all of your detectors seamlessly while taking advantage from the highest rise time of your signals. The high time resolution ensure that you are ready for new low jitter detectors that will be available in the future.
Many input channels – be ready for more detectors and combine FLIM with novel imaging modes
Benefit from the high data rate and high channel count of Swabian’s Time Tagger Ultra to implement high performance Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging experiments with multi chromatic detection channels or novel imaging modes such as STED, PALM, and STORM.
Linear Optics Quantum Information
Did you ever wish you had a Time Tagger that is able to do all your higher order photon coincidence analysis on the fly? Would you like to implement your data processing within days?
Swabian Instruments’ Time Tagger Series enables you to use virtual channels and implement the demanding data analysis of linear optics quantum information experiments within days.
Leading researchers in the field at the University of Oxford have used a single Time Tagger from Swabian Instruments to measure more than 500 higher order coincidence rates on-the-fly, that were generated by a linear optics quantum chip.
Did you ever wish you had a logic analyzer that provides a timing resolution as low as 12 ps and that does not cost a fortune? Would you like to have a logic analyzer that has no a priori limitation on the captured trace length?
Swabian Instruments’ Time Tagger Series provides edge detection with down to 12 ps resolution (RMS jitter) and detects rising and falling edges in a continuous streaming fashion with a 1 GB hardware buffer. Its powerful software engine enables you to process all detected edges on-the-fly and you can implement any thinkable digital measurement simply on a software layer.
Sounds too good to be true? Try it yourself and request your free test device today!