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6th July 2020
Hamamatsu spatial light modulator with pulse laser power

Hamamatsu photonics has announced that it has succeeded in developing a liquid-crystal spatial light modulator (SLM) with a very high pulse laser power capability up to 400 GW/cm2, by utilising its advanced thin-film and circuit designing technologies.

4th May 2020
X-ray TDI camera for non-destructive inspection

Hamamatsu Photonics has developed an X-ray TDI camera, model C15400-30-50A, that has enhanced sensitivity to low energy X-rays by applying a new technique for detecting low-energy X-rays with high sensitivity.

9th September 2019
Safe compound detects mid-infrared light to a wavelength of 14.3μm

By utilising compound opto-semiconductor manufacturing technology developed in-house over many years Hamamatsu Photonics has succeed in mass-producing a compound opto-semiconductor (type-II superlattice infrared detector) not containing harmful mercury (Hg) and cadmium (Cd) but able to detect mid-infrared light to a wavelength of 14.3μm. 

4th July 2019
Hamamatsu Photonics expanding to meet demand

Hamamatsu Photonics will construct a new factory building at the Shingai Factory (Shingai-cho, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu City, Japan) to cope with increasing sales demand for opto-semiconductors, X-ray image sensors and X-ray flat panel sensors. The new factory building will be completed in August 2020.

24th April 2017
Power supply module has high stability and low noise

Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. has announced the development of the world’s smallest high-voltage power supply (HVPS) module with high stability and low noise. The new HVPS module (part number: C14210-14) is less than half the size and weight of Hamamatsu’s conventional product. Its miniaturisation was made possible by a newly developed proprietary manufacturing process for layering high isolation circuits on high voltage circuits.

7th April 2017
Hamamatsu opens factory dedicated to assembly & inspection

Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. has announced the completion of a new building no. 1 at Shingai Factory to increase the manufacturing capacity of opto-semiconductor devices. The new building will be dedicated to the assembly and inspection in the manufacturing process.

5th April 2017
Range of photomultipliers feature enhanced near infrared sensitivity

  Hamamatsu Photonics has introduced their range of Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs); the S13720 series. Available in ceramic and surface mount package, these MPPCs have a structure to significantly enhance sensitivity in the NIR region, making them well suited for industrial LIDAR applications.

13th February 2017
CMOS linear image sensor features electronic shutter functionalities

  Featuring electronic shutter and gain switching functionalities, as well as high sensitivity in the red, green and blue wavelength ranges of visible light, Hamamatsu Photonics has introduced the S13488.

16th January 2017
High-sensitivity InAsSb device added to infrared detector

Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. has developed an uncooled InAsSb (indium arsenide antimonide) photovoltaic detector that offers high-speed and high-sensitivity detection of infrared light in the 3 to 11 micron wavelength range. The device, part number P13894-011MA, extends the upper limit of sensitivity of Hamamatsu’s InAsSb detectors from 8 microns to 11 microns, which will enable users to measure molecules that absorb longer wavelengths of light...

7th October 2016
Expanding production of infrared detectors and emitters

  Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. has announced the construction of a building no. 3 at its Miyakoda Factory to increase manufacturing capacity of compound semiconductor devices. This expansion is being done in anticipation of growing demand for detectors and emitters in various applications that utilise infrared light.

15th August 2016
InGaAs photodiode designed for near infrared spectrophotometry

  The InGaAs linear image sensor consisting of 512 pixels with a 25µm pixel pitch has been introduced by Hamamatsu Photonics. The G12230-512WB employs two InGaAs chips of different cut-off wavelengths, giving it a spectral response range of 950 to 2150nm.

15th August 2016
USB-powered polychromator contains optical elements

The TF series mini-spectrometer for colour measurement applications; the C13555MA has been introduced by Hamamatsu Photonics. This USB-powered polychromator contains optical elements, a driver circuit and a built-in high-sensitivity CMOS sensor. The 512 pixel CMOS sensor allows for low power consumption while retaining the sensitivity of a CCD; the trigger function within the device can be used for spectroscopic measurement of pulse emission...

15th August 2016
MPPCs incorporate through-hole electrodes

The range of Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPC); the S13360-VE series has been introduced by Hamamatsu Photonics. These COB package type MPPCs incorporate through-hole electrodes called TSV (Through-Silicon Via). This process optimises the available space between the sensitive area and the package edge (0.2mm on the four sides), allowing for a four-sided buttable arrangement.

2nd August 2016
Patents granted for lightsheet readout mode in CMOS cameras

  Rapidly becoming an important tool for biological research is lightsheet microscopy. Among its strengths are high speed selective plane acquisition, low phototoxicity to samples and low photo bleaching of fluorophores.

4th May 2016
High-output UV LED light source

Hamamatsu Photonics has developed a new high-output UV LED light source that offers around 7 times the intensity of previous models, for use in applications such as bonding, printing, labelling and more.

5th October 2015
The 'first & only' sCMOS camera with over 80% peak quantum efficiency

Hamamatsu Photonics is proud to announce that the peak Quantum Efficiency (QE) of the ORCA-Flash4.0 V2 has been increased to over 80% and it is now available for immediate delivery. With the ORCA-Flash4.0 V2 already delivering a wide field of view, wide dynamic range and fast frame rates, this increase in QE from the front-illuminated sensor makes it yet more versatile and powerful.

5th October 2015
Spectrometer head comes in fingertip size

Hamamatsu Photonics introduces the latest development within its MEMS spectrometer range; the C12880MA, an ultra-compact, fingertip size spectrometer head offering wider spectral response and high sensitivity over the UV to visible range.

5th October 2015
EFS function helps to gain insights into DMD research

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive and fatal muscle degenerating disease caused by a dystrophin deficiency. Effective suppression of the primary pathology observed in DMD is critical for treatment. Patient-derived human induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (hiPSCs) are a promising tool for drug discovery.

2nd October 2015
Linear image sensors feature high sensitivity

Hamamatsu Photonics introduces the improved S11850-1106 and S11851-1106 back-thinned CCD linear image sensors; with improved etaloning characteristics and high sensitivity designed for spectrometry applications. The S11850-1106 offers low noise and the S11851-1106 offers high speed, while both offer a nearly flat spectral response and high quantum efficiency from the UV to near infrared region.

Test & Measurement
2nd June 2015
Photomultiplier tube can obtain outputs from two systems

  A PhotoMultiplier Tube (PMT) module that offers wide dynamic range for applications such as chemiluminescence measurement and semiconductor inspection has been introduced by Hamamatsu Photonics.

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