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Title: Note: Design of a full photon-timing recorder down to 1-ns resolution for fluorescence fluctuation measurements

A photon timing recorder was realized in a field programmable gate array to capture all timing data of photons on multiple channels with down to a 1-ns resolution and to transfer all data to a host computer in real-time through universal serial bus with more than 10 M events/s transfer rate. The main concept is that photon time series can be regarded as a serial communication data stream. This recorder was successfully applied for simultaneous measurements of fluorescence fluctuation and lifetime of near-infrared dyes in solution. This design is not only limited to the fluorescence fluctuation measurement but also applicable to any kind of photon counting experiments in a nanosecond time range because of the simple and easily modifiable design.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 001-0020 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22482585
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 86; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CAPTURE; COMMUNICATIONS; COMPUTERS; DESIGN; DYES; FLUCTUATIONS; FLUORESCENCE; LIFETIME; PHOTONS; RESOLUTION; SOLUTIONS