Halcyone (Ultrafast Systems)

Fluorescence Up-Conversion

EFSL - EuroFEL Support Laboratory  -


The instrument is equipped also with a photomultiplier that allows Time-Correlated Single-Photon Counting (TCSPC) measurements.


  • Rep. Rate: 1KHz
  • Temporal Resolution: 50 fs
  • Temporal Window: up to 1 ns
  • Temporal Resolution TCSPC: up to 0.5 ns
  • Temporal Window TCSPC: up to 100 μs
  • Pump Energy [OPA]: 240-1600 nm
  • Fluorescence Range: 350-800 nm
  • Gate Energy: 800 nm
  • Sample Temperature: RT, 77K


  • Fluorescence Up-Conversion
  • Time-Correlated Single-Photon Counting (TCSPC)


  • Sample dimensions: 10 x 10 mm (ideal), 5 x 5 mm (minimal), 50 x 50 mm (maximal)
    Sample holders are available

  • Liquid sample. Cuvettes are available.
    Typical volume used 500 μl

  • Solid samples can be studied in back reflection also at 77K.

  • Time for loading the sample and start measure: 10 min at RT, 60 min at 77K


  • Semiconductor/ Microelectronics

  • Nanostructured materials

  • Hybrid Materials

  • Molecules and Complexes

  • Photovoltaic

  • Plasmonics
  • Photocatalysis

  • Sensors

  • Energy

  • Biophysics

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