The MicroTime 100 from PicoQuant is an idea tool for the study of time-resolved photoluminescence of solid samples such as wafers, semiconductors or solar cells. The system is based on a conventional upright microscope body that permits easy access to a wide range of sample shapes and sizes. The MicroTime 100 can be supplied with either manual scanning or with a 2D piezo scanner with either µm or cm resolution.

The time-resolved microscope MicroTime 100 contains the complete optics and electronics for recording fluorescence decays in small volumes by means of Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC). With the MicroTime 100, decay times down to some picoseconds can be resolved. The system allows operation at laser repetition rates as high as 84 MHz and count rates up to several million counts/sec.


  • Complete system with laser combining unit, upright microscope body and detection unit
  • Pulsed diode lasers with wavelengths from 375 nm to 810 nm
  • Multiple detector options for up to four detection channels
  • XY-scanning piezo stage for 2D-lifetime imaging
  • Wide range scanner with a scan range up to several cm


  • Time-Resolved Fluorescence
  • Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM)
  • Phosphorescence Lifetime Imaging (PLIM)
  • Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS)
  • Fluorescence Lifetime Correlation Spectroscopy (FLCS)
  • Foerster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)
  • Pulsed Interleaved Excitation (PIE)
  • Pattern Matching Analysis
  • Time-Resolved Photoluminescence (TRPL)
  • TRPL Imaging
  • Antibunching