χ2-200™

is a stand-alone and portable spectroscopy system using time-correlated single counting technology (TCSPC) for in vivo fluorescence lifetime measurements and photometry recordings through optical fibers. χ2-200™ is equipped with a picosecond laser and up to four single-photon counting detectors. The hardware includes electronics, optics, and special purpose fiber-optical probes. The software enables fluorescence lifetime measurements and photometry recordings in freely moving animals. Up to four optical fiber probes with detachable tips allow repeated, long-term, and simultaneous measurements.

• TCSPC with a time channel width down to 813 femtoseconds

• Intensity transient recording down to 10 µs sampling interval

• Picosecond pulsed laser source

• Available at 445, 473, 488, 515, or 640 nm

• Up to four single-photon detectors for 450-700 nm

• Synchronization with other devices such as behavioral recording, electrophysiology and optogenetics

• Up to four optical fiber probes with detachable tips

• Comprehensive software for instrument control and data acquisition

• (mobile cart and monitor to be purchased separately)