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AGILE Tunable White Light Source

AGILE Tunable White Light Source

  • Picosecond pulsed source for TCSPC
  • Continuous spectral output from <400 nm to >2000 nm
  • Tunable repetition rate from 10 kHz to 1 MHz
  • Designed for FLS1000 (standalone operation possible)
  • Compatible with MCS measurements

Product Description

AGILE® is a wavelength-tunable, high brightness supercontinuum laser providing picosecond pulses with variable kHz to MHz repetition rates.

AGILE features a broadband spectral output from <400 nm to >2000 nm and pulse repetition rates from 10 kHz to 1 MHz, making it the ideal light source for the majority of fluorescence lifetime applications. Using the Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) technique, fluorescence lifetimes from a few picoseconds to microseconds can be accurately resolved. It is also compatible with Multi-Channel Scaling (MCS) mode for lifetimes extending beyond the microsecond range.

Coupling AGILE to a monochromator provides continuous wavelength tuning across the visible and near-infrared spectrum with output power and temporal profile comparable to individual, single wavelength, picosecond pulsed diode lasers.

Technical Specifications

Wavelength Range (nm) < 400 to > 2000
Repetition Rate 10 kHz – 1 MHz
Wavelength Range (nm) 400 – 500 500 – 600 600 – 700 700 – 800 800 – 900 900 – 1000
Average Output Power/ 10 nm Bandpass (mW) * 0.51 0.39 0.30 0.27 0.17 0.11
Typical Pulse Width (ps) 350 250 200 200 200 200
Total Power Stability < 2% **
Polarisation Unpolarised
Beam Output Collimated or focused
Computer Interface USB 2.0
Synch Output NIM (for TCSPC)
Trigger Output TTL (for MCS)
Interlock Input Hirose HR10-7R-4S (73)
Operating Temperature +15°C to +30°C
Software Control Fluoracle
Power 90 – 240 VAC, 1A,
50/60 Hz
Dimensions 410 mm (L)
305 mm (W)
245 mm (H)
Weight 14 kg (approx)

* at a repetition rate of 1 MHz

** after 20 min warm up time in stable environment