Pressemitteilung BoxID: 433809 (LASER COMPONENTS GmbH)
  • Werner-von-Siemens-Str. 15
  • 82140 Olching
  • Ansprechpartner
  • Sven Schreiber
  • +49 (8142) 2864-27

Single Photon Counting Module for Short Wavelengths

A New, Never-Before-Seen Product

(PresseBox) (Olching, ) The COUNTblue series achieves a quantum efficiency of 60% in the blue spectral range, which has never been done before. Significantly higher than modules from other manufacturers, our COUNT products typically achieve a quantum efficiency of 70% in the yellow and green wavelengths.

The heart of the COUNT series is a blue-enhanced silicon Geiger mode APD developed specifically for this series. It is the lowest-noise APD on the market. Together with electronics optimized down to the last detail, dark count rates of 10-250 counts per second (c/s) are available.

For applications in fluorescence measurement, the COUNTblue series makes it possible to significantly improve performance compared to applications employing older-generation single photon counting modules (SPCMs).

These modules are available with an FC connection for optical fibers with a core diameter up to 105 µm or as a free-beam version. They are plug & play compatible with standard photon counters available on the market. Existing counting modules can, therefore, easily be replaced by our COUNT, which has been done successfully on several occasions by our customers.

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Trade Shows
PHOTONEX 2011, October 18 - 19, 2011, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom; Booth C20


LASER COMPONENTS is specialized in the development, manufacture, and sale of components and services for the laser and opto-electronics industries. With sales offices in four different countries, the company has served its customers since 1982. In-house production at six locations in Germany, Canada, and the USA began in 1986 and is meanwhile responsible for about half of its turnover. Currently, the family-run business employs more than 140 people worldwide.