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.

Differing from conventional confocal systems, the DCS-120 system does not require an expensive laser scanning microscope. Instead the scan head is attached to the side or back port of a conventional inverted microscope. As such this confocal laser scanning lifetime imaging system is available at a fraction of the price of the big confocal systems.

The system is supplied with confocal scan head, picosecond diode lasers, multiwavelength detector module, scan controller and multidimensional TCSPC module.

Becker and Hickl have also now released a version of the DCS-120 for FLIM on macroscopic objects. The DCS-120 Macro features a scan field up to 15mm diameter and pixel numbers from 16x16 to 2048x2048.


  • Fully confocal
  • Scanning by fast galvo
  • One or two input channels for picosecond diode lasers
  • One or two detectors
  • 16-channel multiwavelength detector module



This product could be used for the following applications:

  • Biological fluorescence
  • Biomedical imaging/analysis
  • Cancer detection
  • Cellular and tissue fluorescence
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy
  • Fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM)
  • Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET)
  • Laser induced fluorescence (LIF)
  • Time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC)


This product is manufactured by Becker and Hickl GmbH.

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