Fluorescence – Ultra Fast TCSPC Lifetime Fluorometer – Ultima

TCSPC lifetime system for the measurements of short lifetimes down to 5 ps

The Ultima Series of TCSPC systems are optimized for the measurement of short lifetimes, even less than down to 5 ps. They feature the FluoroHub A+ electronics which offer the best electrical timing resolution available (<400fs/point) and ultra-low timing jitter of <3ps RMS.

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

Ultima - Our optimized fluorimeter for short lifetimes

Picoseconds to seconds: a compact fluorescence system optimized for short lifetime measurements

Ultima combines the latest in high temporal resolution TCSPC electronics, interchangeable high speed light sources and detector technologies, and our FluoroCube, the most flexible optical platform to offer the highest performance photon counting lifetime system available.

Choose from the most comprehensive range of pulsed light source and detector options, including:

  • DeltaDiode Picosecond laser diodes from 370 nm to NIR
  • Picosecond and Nanosecond LEDs from 260 nm to NIR
  • Ti-sapphire laser and multi-photon options
  • Highly integrated picosecond PMT modules
  • Microchannel plate PMTs for the ultimate in time resolution
  • UV to 1700 nm spectral coverage

Benefit from our 40 years of TCSPC experience by consulting with us to tailor the perfect lifetime system for your research.

Ultima-01(11)-DD

Lifetime system with emission monochromator (01) or excitation and emission monochromators (11) and diode laser excitation

  • Large sample compartment (compatible with cryostats)
  • Cell holder with facility for recirculating liquid temperature control
  • Motorized excitation optics with UV-grade fused silica lenses, filter holder and mount for polarizer*: a wide choice of interchangeable laser diode and LED-based excitation sources are available as accessories
  • Motorized emission optics with UV-grade fused silica lenses, filter holder and mount for polarizer*
  • Emission monochromator (01,11 models): TDM-800 Seya-Namioka type, featuring motorized wavelength drive (200 nm to 800 nm), integral safety shutters interlocked to lid of sample compartment, and synchronized adjustable slits (1 nm to 32 nm)
  • Excitation monochromator (11 model only): Seya-Namioka type, featuring motorized wavelength drive (200 nm to 800 nm), integral safety shutters interlocked to lid of sample compartment, and synchronized adjustable slits (1 nm to 32 nm)
  • DeltaDiode pulsed diode controller module (software controlled)**
  • PPD-650 (230-700nm) proprietary picosecond photon-detection module (interlocked with lid of sample compartment). PPD-850 and -900 available to extend spectral range to 850 and 920 nm accordingly
  • FluoroHub A+ timing electronics - measures picoseconds to seconds (depending on excitation source)
  • DataStation measurement software and DAS6 decay analysis software
  • All cables and interconnections
  • System supplied on a 37 x 70 cm baseplate

*Filters and polarizers are optional**DeltaDiodeTM sources must be ordered separately

Ultima Ultrafast 01-Ti

Our shortest lifetime (5 ps) system with emission monochromator, external mode locked laser (e.g.  Ti:sapphire)**, and MCP PMT detector.

  • Large sample compartment (compatible with cryostats)
  • Cell holder with facility for recirculating liquid temperature control
  • Motorized excitation optics with UV-grade fused silica lenses, filter and mount for polarizer*: a wide choice of interchangeable laser diode and LED-based excitation sources are available as accessories
  • Motorized emission optics with UV-grade fused silica lenses, filter and mount for polarizer*
  • Emission monochromator: TDM-800 Seya-Namioka type, featuring motorized wavelength drive (200 nm to 800 nm), integral safety shutters interlocked to lid of sample compartment, and synchronized adjustable slits (1 nm to 32 nm)
  • Laser input optics for use with external mode-locked laser**
  • R3809-50 MCP-PMT detector in cooled housing (interlocked with lid of sample compartment) with close-coupled CFD-2G-A picosecond timing amplifier/discriminator and Fluoro3PS ultra-stable HV detector power supply.
  • FluoroHub A+ timing electronics - measures picoseconds to seconds (depending on excitation source)
  • DataStation measurement software and DAS6 decay analysis software
  • All cables and interconnections
  • System supplied on a 37 x 70 cm baseplate

*Filters and polarizers are optional**Laser not included

Ultima Ultrafast 01-DD

Our short lifetime system with emission monochromator, interchangeable DeltaDiode laser excitation, and MCP PMT detector.

  • Large sample compartment (compatible with cryostats)
  • Cell holder with facility for recirculating liquid temperature control
  • Motorized excitation optics with UV-grade fused silica lenses, filter holder and mount for manual polarizer*: a wide choice of interchangeable laser diode and LED-based excitation sources are available as accessories
  • Motorized emission optics with UV-grade fused silica lenses, filter and manual mount for polarizer*
  • Emission monochromator: TDM-800 Seya-Namioka type, featuring motorized wavelength drive (200 nm to 800 nm), integral safety shutters interlocked to lid of sample compartment, and synchronized adjustable slits (1 nm to 32 nm)
  • DeltaDiode pulsed diode controller module (software controlled)**
  • R3809-50 MCP-PMT detector in cooled housing (interlocked with lid of sample compartment) with close-coupled CFD-2G-A picosecond timing amplifier/discriminator and Fluoro3PS ultra-stable HV detector power supply.
  • FluoroHub A+ timing electronics - measures picoseconds to seconds (depending on excitation source)
  • DataStation measurement software and DAS6 decay analysis software
  • All cables and interconnections
  • System supplied on a 37 x 70 cm baseplate

*Filters and motorized polarizers are optional**DeltaDiode sources must be ordered separately

Ultima system Specifications   

  • Minimum lifetime: 5ps (with femtosecond laser and MCP)
  • Measurement range: 5ns-22s
  • Electrical time resolution (time/pt): <400fs
  • Timing jitter: <10ps FWHM (<3ps RMS)
  • Maximum rep. rate: 20MHz (recommended)
  • Maximum histrogram size: 16k
  • Phosphorescence resolution: 42ns/pt
  • Interface: USB 2.0
Measuring PL Upconversion Spectra and Lifetimes of Lanthanide-Doped Nanoparticles
Measuring PL Upconversion Spectra and Lifetimes of Lanthanide-Doped Nanoparticles
Characterizing Lanthanides in Glasses for Optical Applications
Characterizing Lanthanides in Glasses for Optical Applications
Upconversion of Lanthanide-containing glasses using DD‐980L excitation
Upconversion of Lanthanide-containing glasses using DD‐980L excitation
Measurement of carrier lifetime in perovskite for solar cell applications
Measurement of carrier lifetime in perovskite for solar cell applications
Time‐resolved Fluorescence for Monitoring Food Composition
Time‐resolved Fluorescence for Monitoring Food Composition
Time‐resolved luminescence of security inks from the UV to NIR
Time‐resolved luminescence of security inks from the UV to NIR
Monitoring Whole Leaf Fluorescence Using Time‐resolved Techniques
Monitoring Whole Leaf Fluorescence Using Time‐resolved Techniques
Stopped flow time‐resolved fluorescence study of serum albumin – curcuminoid binding
Stopped flow time‐resolved fluorescence study of serum albumin – curcuminoid binding
Dye‐protein binding monitored in a microliter volume using timeresolved fluorescence
Dye‐protein binding monitored in a microliter volume using timeresolved fluorescence
Visualizing dental caries using fluorescence lifetime microscopy
Visualizing dental caries using fluorescence lifetime microscopy
The Measurement of Singlet Oxygen Lifetime Sensitized using Rose Bengal
The Measurement of Singlet Oxygen Lifetime Sensitized using Rose Bengal
Visualizing local viscosity using fluorescence lifetime microscopy
Visualizing local viscosity using fluorescence lifetime microscopy
Effect of temperature on HSA structure inferred using timeresolved room-temperature phosphorescence
Effect of temperature on HSA structure inferred using timeresolved room-temperature phosphorescence
Plasmon enhancement of protein fluorescence by silver nanostructures
Plasmon enhancement of protein fluorescence by silver nanostructures
Investigating photocleavage using time‐resolved emission spectra
Investigating photocleavage using time‐resolved emission spectra
Ultima Spec Sheet
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