Becker and Hickl GmbH

Becker and Hickl GmbH

Becker and Hickl products include photon counters, time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) cards, detectors, sampling modules, diode lasers, lock-in amplifiers, delay generators and amplifiers. These systems are integrated into fluorescence systems and laser scanning microscopes for fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) and fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM).

Becker and Hickl develop and manufacture innovative control and measurement systems and complete time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) systems. No other manufacturer of TCSPC systems displays both cutting edge speed and detectability along with a unique abilty to customise systems specifically around your photon counting requirements.

Lasers for Microscopy

Becker and Hickl BDL-SMN Series Picosecond and Continuous Wave Diode Laser, 375 to 785nm, 40 to 500mW

BDL SMC diode lasers

Pulsed and continuous wave diode laser with wavelengths from 375 to 785nm, power from 40 to 500mW, repetition rate from 20 to 80MHz and pulsewidth from 40 to 300ps.

Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) Systems

PHDIS-04 Photon Spinner

The PHDIS-04 photon spinner from Becker and Hickl enables the connection of one detector, e.g. HPM-100 series high speed hybrid detector, with four SPC-150N time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) modules.

Fast Acquisition FLIM System

The Becker and Hickl (B&H) fast acquisition fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) system is based on the multidimensional time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) technique.

FLIM System for Zeiss 710, 780 and 880 Microscopes

Upgrade your Zeiss 710, 780 and 880 laser scanning microscopes to carry out fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) with these highly modular systems from Becker and Hickl.

FLIM System for Laser Scanning Microscopes

Upgrade your laser scanning microscope to carry out fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) with these highly modular systems from Becker and Hickl. Available for multiphoton non-descanned detection (NDD), FLIM confocal, upright and inverted microscopes.

DCS-120 Confocal Scanning FLIM System

Becker and Hickl's (B&H) DCS-120 confocal scanning fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) system is a complete confocal laser scanning microscope for FLIM. The system uses B&H’s multidimensional time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) FLIM technology in combination with laser scanning and confocal detection.

Multiwavelength FLIM Detector

Multi-spectral FLIM system

The Becker and Hickl (B&H) multiwavelength fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) system is designed as an upgrade to laser scanning microscopes. It is an excellent choice for tissue autofluorescence imaging, combined FLIM, second harmonic generation (SHG) imaging, and fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) experiments.

FLIM System for Leica SP2 and SP5 Microscopes

FLIM Systems for Leica Microscopes

Becker and Hickl's range of fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) systems is expanded with the introduction of a non-descanned detection (NDD) unit for use with Leica SP2 and SP5 multiphoton microscopes.

Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) Modules

SPC-150NX TCSPC FLIM Module

SPC-150 TCSPC FLIM/FCS Module

The SPC-150NX single photon counting card from Becker and Hickl (B&H) is the highest resolution time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) card available, offering unsurpassed electrical timing resolution down to 3.3ps full width at half maximum (FWHM) / 1.6ps root mean square (RMS).

SPC-150N TCSPC FLIM Module

SPC-150 TCSPC FLIM/FCS Module

The SPC-150N time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) module from Becker and Hickl (B&H) is a TCSPC imaging and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) module for laser scanning microscopes.

SPC-160PCIE TCSPC FLIM Module

SPC-160PCIE TCSPC FLIM/FCS Module

The SPC-160PCIE time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) module from Becker and Hickl (B&H) features a peripheral component interconnect express (PCIE) interface. This module offers high end performance TCSPC and multiscalar imaging and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) for laser scanning microscopes.

SPC-160 TCSPC FLIM Module

SPC-160 TCSPC FLIM/FCS Module

The SPC-160 time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) module from Becker and Hickl (B&H) offers high end performance TCSPC and multiscalar imaging and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) module for laser scanning microscopes.

Diode Lasers and Systems

Becker and Hickl BDL-SMN Series Picosecond and Continuous Wave Diode Laser, 375 to 785nm, 40 to 500mW

BDL SMC diode lasers

Pulsed and continuous wave diode laser with wavelengths from 375 to 785nm, power from 40 to 500mW, repetition rate from 20 to 80MHz and pulsewidth from 40 to 300ps.

Becker and Hickl BDS-MM Series Picosecond Diode Laser, 405 to 915nm, 10 to 60mW

BDS-MM Miniature Diode Lasers

Pulsed diode laser with wavelengths from 405 to 915nm, power from 10 to 60mW, repetition rate from 20 to 50MHz and pulsewidth from 65 to 300ps.

Becker and Hickl BDS-SM Series Picosecond Diode Laser, 375 to 1064nm, 1 to 50mW

BDS-SM Miniature Diode Lasers

Pulsed and continuous wave diode laser with wavelengths from 375 to 1064nm, power from 1 to 50mW, repetition rate from 20 to 50MHz and pulsewidth from 30 to 300ps.

Photon Counting Equipment

DPC-230 Photon Correlator

Photon Correlator - DPC-230

The DPC-230 16 channel photon correlator from Becker and Hickl (B&H) enables fluorescence correlation down to the picosecond range. This card is ideally suited to not just fluorescence correlation experiments, but also antibunching experiments and luminescence lifetime measurements.

PML-Spec Multispectral Lifetime Detection

PML-Spec - Multispectral Detection

Becker and Hickl's PML-Spec is ideal for visible wavelength high resolution (180ps) measurements. The PML-Spec has a 16 channel multispectral detection assembly to simultaneously record 16 wavelength channels for fluorescence decay functions.

SPC-150NX TCSPC FLIM Module

SPC-150 TCSPC FLIM/FCS Module

The SPC-150NX single photon counting card from Becker and Hickl (B&H) is the highest resolution time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) card available, offering unsurpassed electrical timing resolution down to 3.3ps full width at half maximum (FWHM) / 1.6ps root mean square (RMS).

SPC-150N TCSPC FLIM Module

SPC-150 TCSPC FLIM/FCS Module

The SPC-150N time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) module from Becker and Hickl (B&H) is a TCSPC imaging and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) module for laser scanning microscopes.

SPC-160PCIE TCSPC FLIM Module

SPC-160PCIE TCSPC FLIM/FCS Module

The SPC-160PCIE time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) module from Becker and Hickl (B&H) features a peripheral component interconnect express (PCIE) interface. This module offers high end performance TCSPC and multiscalar imaging and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) for laser scanning microscopes.

SPC-160 TCSPC FLIM Module

SPC-160 TCSPC FLIM/FCS Module

The SPC-160 time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) module from Becker and Hickl (B&H) offers high end performance TCSPC and multiscalar imaging and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) module for laser scanning microscopes.

SPC-130-EMN TCSPC Module

TCSPC module - SPC-130EM

The SPC-130-EMN time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) module from Becker and Hickl (B&H) is the ideal entry level TCSPC card for basic TCSPC lifetime measurements.

SPC-830 TCSPC FLIM Module

High End FLIM/FCS Module - SPC-830

The SPC-830 time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) module from Becker and Hickl features 1-4096 bins, 4k-16M blocks, 14 bit routing, scanning burst integrated fluorescence lifetime (BIFL) and operating software for Windows 95/98/NT/2k.

MSA-300 Multiscaler for Photon Counting

MSA-300 5ns Multiscaler

The MSA-300 from Becker and Hickl is a 5ns multiscaler for photon counting with direct data acquisition (1 channel) including operating software for Windows.

PMS-400A Multiscaler for Photon Counting

PMS400A 2 Channel Photon Counter

Becker and Hickl's PMS-400A is a peripheral component interconnect (PCI) based two channel 800MHz gated multiscaler for photon counting and includes Windows compatible operating software.

Time Correlated Single Photon Counting Equipment

DPC-230 Photon Correlator

Photon Correlator - DPC-230

The DPC-230 16 channel photon correlator from Becker and Hickl (B&H) enables fluorescence correlation down to the picosecond range. This card is ideally suited to not just fluorescence correlation experiments, but also antibunching experiments and luminescence lifetime measurements.

PML-Spec Multispectral Lifetime Detection

PML-Spec - Multispectral Detection

Becker and Hickl's PML-Spec is ideal for visible wavelength high resolution (180ps) measurements. The PML-Spec has a 16 channel multispectral detection assembly to simultaneously record 16 wavelength channels for fluorescence decay functions.

PHDIS-04 Photon Spinner

The PHDIS-04 photon spinner from Becker and Hickl enables the connection of one detector, e.g. HPM-100 series high speed hybrid detector, with four SPC-150N time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) modules.

Fast Acquisition FLIM System

The Becker and Hickl (B&H) fast acquisition fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) system is based on the multidimensional time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) technique.

SPC-150N TCSPC FLIM Module

SPC-150 TCSPC FLIM/FCS Module

The SPC-150N time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) module from Becker and Hickl (B&H) is a TCSPC imaging and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) module for laser scanning microscopes.

SPC-160PCIE TCSPC FLIM Module

SPC-160PCIE TCSPC FLIM/FCS Module

The SPC-160PCIE time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) module from Becker and Hickl (B&H) features a peripheral component interconnect express (PCIE) interface. This module offers high end performance TCSPC and multiscalar imaging and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) for laser scanning microscopes.

SPC-160 TCSPC FLIM Module

SPC-160 TCSPC FLIM/FCS Module

The SPC-160 time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) module from Becker and Hickl (B&H) offers high end performance TCSPC and multiscalar imaging and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) module for laser scanning microscopes.

FLIM System for Laser Scanning Microscopes

Upgrade your laser scanning microscope to carry out fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) with these highly modular systems from Becker and Hickl. Available for multiphoton non-descanned detection (NDD), FLIM confocal, upright and inverted microscopes.

SPC-830 TCSPC FLIM Module

High End FLIM/FCS Module - SPC-830

The SPC-830 time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) module from Becker and Hickl features 1-4096 bins, 4k-16M blocks, 14 bit routing, scanning burst integrated fluorescence lifetime (BIFL) and operating software for Windows 95/98/NT/2k.

SPC-150NX TCSPC FLIM Module

SPC-150 TCSPC FLIM/FCS Module

The SPC-150NX single photon counting card from Becker and Hickl (B&H) is the highest resolution time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) card available, offering unsurpassed electrical timing resolution down to 3.3ps full width at half maximum (FWHM) / 1.6ps root mean square (RMS).

Wide Field FLIM System

The Becker and Hickl (B&H) wide field fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) system is based on the multidimensional time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) technique.

FLIM System for Zeiss 710, 780 and 880 Microscopes

Upgrade your Zeiss 710, 780 and 880 laser scanning microscopes to carry out fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) with these highly modular systems from Becker and Hickl.

DCS-120 Confocal Scanning FLIM System

Becker and Hickl's (B&H) DCS-120 confocal scanning fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) system is a complete confocal laser scanning microscope for FLIM. The system uses B&H’s multidimensional time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) FLIM technology in combination with laser scanning and confocal detection.

Multiwavelength FLIM Detector

Multi-spectral FLIM system

The Becker and Hickl (B&H) multiwavelength fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) system is designed as an upgrade to laser scanning microscopes. It is an excellent choice for tissue autofluorescence imaging, combined FLIM, second harmonic generation (SHG) imaging, and fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) experiments.

FLIM System for Leica SP2 and SP5 Microscopes

FLIM Systems for Leica Microscopes

Becker and Hickl's range of fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) systems is expanded with the introduction of a non-descanned detection (NDD) unit for use with Leica SP2 and SP5 multiphoton microscopes.

SPC-130-EMN TCSPC Module

TCSPC module - SPC-130EM

The SPC-130-EMN time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) module from Becker and Hickl (B&H) is the ideal entry level TCSPC card for basic TCSPC lifetime measurements.

Simple-Tau Standalone TCSPC Systems

Simple-Tau Tabletop TCSPC system

Becker & Hickl's family of Simple-Tau systems feature full control and acquisition systems for a complete tabletop standalone time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) system. Systems are available based on the SPC-830, SPC-130-EMN or SPC-150N and are available in single, dual or four channel format.

HRT-41 4 Channel TCSPC Router for Photomultiplier Tubes

HRT-41 4 channel TCSPC-PMT router

Use the HRT-41 from Becker and Hickl to connect to up to 4 photomultiplier tube (PMT) time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) detectors to one controller.

HRT-81 8 Channel TCSP Router for Photomultiplier Tubes

HRT-81 8 channel TCSPC-PMT router

The HRT-81 module from Becker and Hickl connects up to eight separate detectors to one TCSPC module.

HRT-82 8 Channel TCSPC Router for Avalanche Photodiode Modules

HRT-82 TCSPC to APD Router

Becker and Hickl's HRT-82 time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) router module for avalanche photodiodes (APDs) connects up to eight separate APD modules to one TCSPC module.

DDG-210 Digital Delay Generator

DDG-200 pulse/delay generator

The DDG-210 digital pulse/delay generator from Becker and Hickl has 2 synchronous reference outputs and 6 delayed output channels.

DCC-100 Detector Control Module

DCC-100 detector control module

The DCC-100 detector control module from Becker and Hickl is for control of Becker and Hickl photomultiplier tube (PMT) modules.

Amplifiers and Lock-In Amplifiers

ACA Series Wide Band Amplifiers

ACA-XX GHz wideband amplifier family

The ACA series of gigahertz (GHz) wide band amplifiers have cut-off frequency of 2.2GHz and gain from 13dB to 37dB.

HFAC-26 Wide Band Amplifier

HFAC-26 26dB GHz amplifier

The HFAC-26 is a 5kHz to 1.6GHz wide band 26dB amplifier with overload detection for photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) or multichannel plates (MCPs).

HFAH Series Wide Band Amplifiers

GHz amplifier for PMTs, MCPs

The HFAH series of wide band 20dB or 40dB gigahertz (GHz) amplifiers are used to amplify the output signals from high speed photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) and multichannel plates (MCPs) for single photon counting applications at 500kHz to 430MHz.

Photomultipliers, Systems and Housings

PMC-100 Universal TCSPC Detector

PMC-100 Cooled PMT Module

PMC-100 from Becker & Hickl is a cooled high speed PMT detector head for photon counting. Ideal for TCSPC systems operated with DCC-100.

PML-16-C 16 channel photomultiplier head

PML-16 16 channel PMT module

PML-16 from Becker & Hickl is a 16 channel photomultiplier head for bh Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) modules.

HPM-100 Series High Speed Hybrid Detectors

High Speed Hybrid Detectors

The HPM-100 series of high speed hybrid detectors for time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) measurements from Becker and Hickl is available with either a gallium arseninde phosphide (GaAsP) cathode or a gallium arsenide (GaAs) cathode for increased near infrared sensitivity and an instrument response function of less than 20ps with clean response, no tails or secondary peaks and low afterpulsing probability.

Silicon Detectors

APM-400 High speed APD module

APM-400 High speed APD module

The APM-400 from Becker & Hickl is a high speed avalanche photodiode module used for the detection of pulsed light signals and for trigger applications.

8 channel SPAD Module

8 channel SPAD Module

8 channel SPAD module from Becker & Hickl containing eight actively quenched SPAD pixels on a single silicon chip, enabling simultaneous measurement in all 8 channels.

PDM-400 PIN photodiode module

PDM-400 PIN photodiode module

PDM-400 High speed PIN photo-diode from Becker & Hickl is used for the detection of light signals and for trigger applications.

PHD-400 PIN photodiode module

PHD-400 PIN photodiode module

The PHD-400 is a high speed, PIN photodiode module with current indicator. Suitable for high repetition rate TCSPC measurements.

PDI-400 Integrating Photodiode Module

PDI-400 Integrating Photodiode Module

High sensitivity integrating detector from Becker & Hickl for pulsed light signals. The PDI-400 includes a high performance photodiode, a low noise charge sensitive amplifier and an active high pass filter.

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