acclaimed designs have been in use in academic
and industrial laboratories world wide, with
many different and sometimes unexpected
applications. With permission from our
customers, we are proud to provide the following
listing of customers' applications:
University of Chicago, USA - Dr.
Boris Epel uses a PBESR-PRO-400 for his
Electron Spin Resonance experiments. Dr. Epel,
in collaboration with Drs. Igor Gromov, Stefan
Stoll, Daniella Goldfarb, and Arthur
Schweiger, developed SpecMan,
a comprehensive EPR-control software package.
University of Stuttgart, Germany -
Dr. Fedor Jelezko works on single-spin ESR. In
his work, he uses PulseBlasterESR-PRO-400 for
precise control of lasers and microwave
sources. His recent work on Multipartite
Entangelment Among Single Spins in Diamond
was recently reported in Science. Dr Jelezko
kindly submitted to us a short
Application Note describing his
Harvard University, USA -
Lilian Childress and Dr. Gurudev Dutt use
PulseBlasterESR boards in their work on
spintronics and quantum information
processing. The results of their
studies "open the door to coherent
manipulation of individual isolated nuclear
spins in a solid-state environment even at
room temperature." The Science paper
describing their work is titled Coherent Dynamics of
Coupled Electron and Nuclear Spin Qubits in
The latest paper from the Harvard group and
their collaborators on nanoscale magnetic
sensing with an individual electronic spin
has just been published in Nature.
Oxford University, England -
High-fidelity pulsed electron spin resonance
to implement quantum computing algorithms (Dr.
John J. L. Morton uses a 400 MHz
PulseBlasterESR-PRO in his experiments).
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
- Graduate student Dzmitry
Matsukevich works with his advisor Dr. Kuzmich
on quantum communication and matter-light
transformation. Two 300 MHz
PulseBlasterESR-PRO PCI boards trigger their
lasers. Georgia Tech Research
News covers their work and provides
references to their science papers.
Santec Corporation, Japan - The
R&D group uses PulseBlasterESR-PRO-400 PCI
boards to develop new systems for
Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography
Korea Basic ScienceInstitute (KBSI),
South Korea - Mr.Hur Man-Hoi, member of
the FT-ICR Devlopment Team, uses PulseBlaster
PCI PB24 boards in system development.
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and
Technology (KAIST), South Korea -
Taesoon Hwang, graduate student in Dr.
Soonchil Lee's group, works with PulseBlaster
PCI PB24 boards on solid state physics of thin
films for nanomagnetism and spintronics
Institute of Atomic and Molecular
Science, Academic Sinica, Taiwan - Dr.
Ying-Cheng Chenuses PulseBlaster PCI boards in
EuropTest, Aeroflex, France -
Engineers at Aeroflex will use customized
Compact-PCI (c-PCI, PXI) PulseBlaster board to
test their radar systems.
University of California at Santa
Barbara, Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering - Dr. Henrik N.
Poulsen uses a PulseBlasterESR-PRO PCI board
to control an optical re-circulating loop for
transmission experiments in fiber-optic
MIT Stata Center for Ultracold Atoms,
USA - Researchers use PulseBlaster and
PulseBlasterESR-PRO boards in their
experiments on quantum information processing
using BEC (Boise-Einstein) condensates.
Universtaet Stuttgart, Institut für
Physikalische Chemie, Germany - Dr. Igor
Tkach uses PulseBlasterESR-PRO-300 for in-situ
FT-IR Spectroscopy of catalytic and
degradation processes in Proton Exchange
Membrane Fuel Cells.
University of Nottingham, England -
Dr. Anthony Kent will use PulseBlasterDDS PCI
board and PBPlus! systems to build his new NMR
instrument for studying
University of Jyväskylä, Dep. of
Physics, Finnland - Jani Hakala
purchased PulseBlaster PB24-100-32k PCI board
to replace his older PPG100 programmable
pattern generator card.
Cornell University, USA - Two
research groups use PulseBlaster and
PulseBlasterESR PCI boards to develop pulsed
Michigan State University, USA -
Dr. Bari Olivier uses his TTL-only
PulseBlasterPlus for experiments in physiology
and heart failure using animal models.
Minnesota State University, USA -
Undergraduate students enrolled in Dr.
Shastri's course will build an NMR
spectrometer with a PulseBlaster PCI board.
University of Florida, Department of
Chemistry, USA - Dr. Eyler and his
graduate students use a PulseBlaster PCI board
to control experiments in mass spectrometry.
Institute de Saint-Louis, France -
PulseBlaster PCI board is used to conduct
research, scientific studies and fundamental
pre-developments in the field of armament in
the conventional weapons sector.
University of Cambridge, England -
Graduate student Richard Neill will use his
PulseBlaster PCI board to control, under
Linux, an infrared imaging camera for
experiments in astronomy.
Computer Application Service, Scottland
- PulseBlaster used as the digital
signal generator to simulate a custom high
speed parallel data source.
University of Arkansas, USA -
Graduate student Gaylen Burnside builds a
pulsed NMR instrument with PulseBlaster.
DuPont, USA - Drs. Pellicone
and McCambridge have been using
PulseBlasterDDS PCI boards and USB systems for
NQR excitation and experiment control.
CADIMES, France -
PulseBlasterDDS (USB) for RF tagging
Boston University School of Medicine,
USA - Dr. O'Connor uses his
PulseBlaster PCI board for applications in
Breault Research Organization, USA -
Innovative Optics applications with
Institute of Metal Physics, Russian
Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg, Russia
- Dr. Gerashenko uses PulseBlaster PCI
boards for applications in Magnetic
Aeroflex EuropTest, France -
Customized PulseBlaster PCI boards have been
applied for radar testing applications.
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
(NHMFL), USA - Dr. Alan
Marshall's group uses PCI PulseBlaster for
precision timing of their Ion Cyclotron Mass
Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
- Achim Gädke and Dr. APrivalov
(Professor Fujara group) use several boards of
PulseBlaster PB24 (24Bit) and DDS-III to equip
NMR spectrometers for experiments in solid
state, diffusiometry and relaxometry. There is
a public software suite for spectrometer
Max-Planck Institute for Radiation
Chemistry, Germany - Dr. E. J.
Reijerse will use his PulseBlaster board
runing at 125 MHz (40 ns shortest pulse, 8 ns
resolution) for multidimensional ESR
South Korea - PulseBlasterDDS
has been demonstrated as a complete excitation
and timing system for NQR in mobile
landmine-detection applications (Dr. Yun Hyun
Cho, in collaboration with Professor
Grechischkin of Kalliningrad, Russia).
Yukov Scientific - Dr. Igor
Yukov uses his PulseBlasterDDS board for novel
ultrasound applications where agile frequency
switching is required.
Hitachi, Japan - PulseBlasterPlus!
(DDS, USB-controlled) are used as excitation
systems for NMR in materials research.
General Electric Medical Systems, USA -
Customized PulseBlasterDDS as a dedicated
decoupler for MRI applications.
Australian National University,
Canberra, Australia - Dr. Matthew
Sellars uses a PulseBlasterPlus! in his
quantum computing research. Dr.
Sellars writes "The main use for the box is
for research into a solid state based quantum
computer. We plan to use the box to
provide rf to drive acoustic optic modulators
to accurately create optical pulse
sequences. The experiments are very
similar to NMR except they are at optical
Sony DADC Austria. - Needed a
digital clock generator. SpinCore
customized PulseBlasterDDS to provide a
square-wave DDS output signal.
Fortex Group, Estonia. -
PulseBlasterDDS is used as an excitation
system for novel MQ-MAS (multiple-quantum
magic angle spinning) NMR experiments where
accurate and agile phase switching is
Knox College, USA - PulseBlaster
boards are used to control NMR experiments in
Physics and Biology.
ICS-CNRS, France - PulseBlaster
board is used to control NMR experiments.
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry,
Aachen, Germany - Dr. Blumich and Eng.
M. Adams will use PulseBlasterDDS board for
portable NMR/MRI applications.
McMaster University, Ontario, Canada -
Dr. Brian King used the PulseBlaster to
produce and study rubidium Bose-Einstein
Condensates. He is now using another
PulseBlaster board to control an ion-trapping
experiment for applications in quantum
Echo Medical Systems, USA - Dr. Zvi
Tajcher uses multiple PulseBlaster boards as
the core timing and control systems for NMR
spectrometers for in-vivo experiments in
Rice University, Texas, USA - Dr.
Thomas C. Killian and his students use
PulseBlaster boards for experiments in Physics
on Ultracold Atoms and Plasmas. Pascal
Mickelson writes: "nearly all of the
experiments we do rely heavily on the
PulseBlaster card to control the
timing." Their October 2004 paper is on
spectroscopy at long range in ultracold
California State University, Los
Angeles, USA - Dr. Oscar Bernal uses
PulseBlasterDDS as an excitation system for
broadband NMR experiments in metals.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Physics
Department, USA - Heat capacity
measurements using AC calorimetry and RF
heating (Saimir Barjami).
National University of Argentina,
Cordoba - (Professor Ramia).
University of Florida, USA - Dr.
Russ Bowers uses his PulseBlaster board as the
core controller of a portable spectrometer for
multiple experiments, including an excitation
system for electrical detection of magnetic
Practical Instruments, USA - Dr.
Brad Hines needed a precision timing system
for control of an imaging array for an
camera. He wrote:
"We have a need to be able to string
together what I call "timing kernels" in
a variety of ways in order to shift rows, read
out pixels, and reset the array. A
suitably flexible system (PulseBlaster) will
allow us to easily change which
sub-regions of the chip we read out."
Tri-Valley Research, USA - Dr.
Robert Parson experiments with a low-field NMR
Whittier College, USA - "We plan to
integrate the board into a (NMR) spectrometer
that is controlled by LabVIEW software that we
produced in-house" (Dr. Howard Lukefahr).
Princeton University, USA - Dr.
Nick Kuzma controls his PulseBlaster boards
with the IGOR-PRO software.
Washington State University, Pullmann,
WA, USA - Drs. Kramer and Cruz use their
PulseBlaster boards to control portable
spectrophotometers for analysis of plants in
Washington University at St. Louis, USA
- Dr. Mark Conradi assembled several
NMR spectrometers for Physics research.
He uses PulseBlaster boards to control them.
National Institute of Standards and
Technology, USA - Dr. Trey Porto uses
PulseBlaster boards and USB systems to control
laser/atom cooling and trapping
J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia
- Dr. Tomaz Apih uses multiple
PulseBlaster and PulseBlasterDDS boards: Pulse
Programmer part of his NMR setup; SMIS MR3020
board replacement; PulseBlasterDDS as an
excitation system NQR experiments for
minefield detection; and more.
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
- Dr. Naoki Asakawa uses a 100 MHz
PulseBlaster board for his ODMR (Optically
Detected Magnetic Resonance) experiments under
FreeBDS OS and a PulseBlasterDDS-III under
Linux for low-field NMR relaxation studies of
Dortmund University, Germany.
Leiden University, The Netherlands.
University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
- mobile NMR spectrometer (Dr. Arno Kentgens,
Mr. Jan van Os).
The Aerospace Corporation, USA -
applications in aerospace.
Asea Brown-Boveri, Heidelberg, Germany
- applications in robotics.
TopSpin Medical, Israel - MRI
Institute of Nuclear Physics, Poland
- NMR/MRI console (Dr. Zbigniew Olejniczak)
National University of Argentina,
Cordoba - 0.5 Tesla NMR spectrometer
with pulsed field gradients for studying
diffusion coefficient in gelatins and milk
products (Professors Schurrer and Brunetti).
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
- senior project: simple MRI console
(Professor C. Sotak).
ETH Zurich, Switzerland - "... MRFM
(Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy) device
for force detected NMR, which in principle
measures the force between a magnetic field
gradient and a sample using microcantilevers
as in atomic force microscopy." (Christian
Degen, Laboratorium fuer Physikalische
ETH Zurich, Switzerland - NMR system
for low temperature physics research (Dr.
Dominik Rao, Dr. Ott's group).
TRIUMF - Canada's National Laboratory
for particle physics - real time
control/monitoring and data acquisition system
for nuclear polarization with implanted
radioactive ions (Dr. Syd Kreitzman).
University of Washington, Seattle, USA
- low field NMR system for studying
hyperpolarized 129Xe; timing
control of laser cooling systems (Dr. Michael
Romalis). Known published results with
the PulseBlaster: "Investigation of
sub-Doppler cooling..." (Phys. Rev A., 2003)
Middle East Technical University, Turkey
- NMR Relaxometry measurements used to study
cell integrity in botanical applications(Prof.