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26th October 2021
Hamamastu photonics technology established high density

This iPMSEL array will expand the range of high-precision 3D shape measurement applications.

25th October 2021
Medical diagnostic imaging without image reconstruction for first time, claim Hamamatsu Photonics

Hamamatsu Photonics claims to be the first in the world to achieve high accuracy medical imaging without image reconstruction by utilising a pair of detectors, and unique light detection and signal processing techniques.

31st August 2021
Hamamatsu Photonics release wavelength-swept quantum cascade laser

By leveraging its micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) technology and optical mounting technology, Hamamatsu Photonics has designed and developed a t wavelength-swept quantum cascade laser (QCL) to a size that is 1/150th that of previous products.

8th September 2020
Introducing new 3D time-of-flight image sensors

Distance image sensors measure the distance to an objectper pixel, using an indirect TOF (time-of-flight) method.  It is a good sensor for people and object detection, and shape recognition for applications where touchless or labour-saving technology is required.

3rd September 2020
Hamamatsu Photonics completes new factory

Hamamatsu Photonics has been constructing 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. This new factory will start operations in October this year. The completion ceremony for the new factory building took place Friday, August 7th.

3rd September 2020
Hamamatsu Photonics building completion at Toyooka site

Hamamatsu Photonics has been constructing a new Building No. 5 at the Toyooka Factory site (Shimokanzo, Iwata City, Japan), and has now announced the completion of the new building. This new building will start operations in September this year to boost the R&D activities and customer service in the electron tube market. The completion ceremony for this new building took place Wednesday, August 19th.

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.

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