Advanced Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting Techniques by Wolfgang Becker

By Wolfgang Becker

Time-correlated unmarried photon counting (TCSPC) is a extraordinary method for recording low-level gentle indications with tremendous excessive precision and picosecond-time answer. TCSPC has built from an intrinsically time-consuming and one-dimensional process right into a quickly, multi-dimensional strategy to list mild indications. So this reference and textual content describes how complex TCSPC innovations paintings and demonstrates their program to time-resolved laser scanning microscopy, unmarried molecule spectroscopy, photon correlation experiments, and diffuse optical tomography of organic tissue. It offers useful tricks approximately developing appropriate optical structures, settling on and utilizing detectors, detector protection, preamplifiers, and utilizing the regulate good points and optimising the working stipulations of TCSPC units. complex TCSPC suggestions is an imperative software for everybody in examine and improvement who's faced with the duty of recording low-intensity mild signs within the picosecond and nanosecond diversity.

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