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.

Becker & Hickl's Simple-Tau systems are a family of ultrafast TCSPC systems in a laptop form factor. Complete with computer plug-in SPC card, cooled photomultiplier tubes (PMT) with detector control module all supplied within a compact tabletop housing with laptop control.

Models are available based on the SPC-130-EMN, based on single, dual or four SPC-150N modules or the SPC-830.


  • Complete TCSPC system with detector control
  • Cooled fast PMT module
  • Single photon counting module instrument control
  • Picosecond resolution (<7ps)
  • Time channel width down to 813fs
  • Works with any scanning microscope



This product could be used for the following applications:

  • Time resolved spectroscopy


This product is manufactured by Becker and Hickl GmbH.

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