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Welcome at THATec Innovation!

Our motivation is to help you to focus on the essential: your research.


The lab automation framework thaTEC:OS is the most versatile solution for any research lab! Easily control any number of devices on any number of PCs. Never forget to note down any device setting any more with the integrated labbook. Keep track on all your measurements via a measurement database. Future-proof by using the open-source data format HDF5.

>> thaTEC:OS Demo version and Quick Start Guide <<

Check out our device library for all currently supported device

Custom built microscopes

Our custom built microscopes are ready for your lab! Brillouin light scattering, Raman scattering, NV center, time-resolved Kerr effect or maybe fluorescence microscopy? No problem! Wether you want to upgrade your system or build a new one from scratch. Get us involved from the beginning and profit from our experience. We will design the whole beam path from the laser to the detector and set up everything right in your lab!

>> Our product portfolio <<

By scientists for scientists

aving worked and graduated in basic research, we know the small and time-consuming struggles which pop up in the lab every day. Thus, our products are solely dedicated to help you to concentrate on your scientific tasks and bring your lab to the next level!

If you want to get more details about our scientific work and expertise, in particular for microfocused Brillouin light scattering, have a look at the following publication by our co-founder Dr. Thomas Sebastian et al.:
>> Micro-focused Brillouin light scattering: imaging spin waves at the nanoscale, T. Sebastian et al., Front. Phys. 3, 35 (2015) <<


18.08.2022 New video on time-resolved Brillouin light scattering!

In our new video, we introduce the basics of time-resolved Brillouin light scattering using Tandem Fabry-Pérot interferometers. In particular, the prerequisites for time-resolved measurements, the basic working principle as well as the time- and frequency resolution are introduced.

Check out the video on our YouTube channel under

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05.05.2022 PyThat: Python package to read thaTEC:OS measurement files

If you are using Python to process and analyze your measurement data, have a look at the python package PyThat available on PyPi and GitHub.

The project PyThat is a community package created by Matthias Schweizer of AG Magnetismus in Kaiserslautern, Germany. It helps reading .h5 files created by thaTEC:OS and converts them into xarray objects and netcdf files.

Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) -TRR 173 - 268565370 (Spin+X).

12.04.2022 New version out: TFPDAS6!

Speed up your Brillouin light scattering measurements with the new version of our advanced TFP-control software for Brillouin light scattering!

The new version was optimized for the best performance: The new optimized data processing and data communication saves ~130 ms per scan. For a spectrum with 200 scans, the acquisition with identical parameters is 26 s faster per spectrum compared to TFPDAS5!

More information can be found here.

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28.03.2022 Visit our stand at the European Conference on Molecular Spintronics!

We are happy to announce that we will be present at the European Conference on Molecular Spintronics in Dortmund next week!
Visit our stand during the conference at the "Dormunder U".

For more information visit https://ecmols2020.tu-dortmund.deSee

See you there!

14.12.2021 New setups in the US

Finally, after many months, we were able to travel to the US again! In the last two weeks, our colleague Dr. Thomas Meyer visited several groups in Illinois, Delaware, and Ohio for a final touch at some new optical scanning microscopy setups for Brillouin light scattering and a training on the alignment of our hardware and on our advanced automation software thaTEC:OS.

Many thanks to our customers for the nice atmosphere, many intersting discussions, and the chance to demonstrate our software to members of other groups and labs!
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