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  • Hamamatsu has been working with the Photon for more than 50 years. We have established ourselves as the top company of photoelectron conversion technologies in the world. However, we have yet to fully grasp the nature of the Photon and its potential. The more you study, the more you realize how little you know about the Photon and its applications. That is why we continue to move ahead vigorously with basic research and apply what we learn to photonics.
Product Portfolio
  • OPTICAL SENSORS

      • Opto-semiconductor detectors

          • Si photodiodes

          • Si photodiodes manufactured utilizing our unique semiconductor process technologies cover a broad spectral range from the near infrared to ultraviolet and even to high-energy regions. They also feature high-speed response, high sensitivity and low noise.
          • APD

          • The APD (avalanche photodiode) is a high sensitivity photodiode that operates at high speeds and high gain by applying a reverse bias. Delivers a higher S/N than PIN photodiodes and is widely used in optical rangefinders, spatial light transmission, scintillation detectors, etc.
          • MPPC (multi-pixel photon counters)

          • Silicon Photomultiplier (multi-pixel photon counters)
            The MPPC is a new type of photon counting device made up of multiple APD (avalanche photodiode) pixels operated in Geiger mode and available in room temperature operation.
          • Image sensors

          • Hamamatsu Photonics develops and manufactures image sensors with high sensitivity and a wide dynamic range that are ideal for high precision measurement such as spectrophotometry, as well as industrial measurement.
          • Photo IC

          • The photo IC is an intelligent optical sensor with diverse functions and integrates a photodiode with signal processing IC in the same package. Phototransistors are also provided.
          • Infrared detectors

          • Detectors with sensitivity to wavelengths above 1 µm. Careful selection of material combinations allows offering a variety of types that cover a broad spectral range.
          • Illuminance sensors/
            visible light sensors

          • Spectral response of these sensors is close to that of the human eye.
          • Color sensors

          • Hamamatsu provides single-color sensors that are sensitive to red, green and blue light, as well as RGB color sensors.
          • Proximity sensor

          • This is a multifunctional sensor that incorporates a proximity sensor, color sensor, and 3-color LED in a small package.
          • PSD

          • Position sensitive detectors (PSD) are optoelectronic position sensors utilizing photodiode surface resistance. Unlike discrete element detectors such as CCD, PSD provides continuous position data (X or Y coordinate data) and features high position resolution and high-speed response.
          • MSM Photodetector
             

          • MSM (Metal-Semiconductor-Metal) Photodetectors having ultrafast responses.
          • X-ray flat panel sensors

          • X-ray flat panel sensors using the world's largest CMOS image sensor combined with a FOS deliver higher S/N, higher speed and wider dynamic range compared to flat panel sensors using amorphous materials.
          • Opto-semiconductor modules

          • Hamamatsu provides a wide variety of opto-semiconductor modules developed by our own module technology capable of extracting the maximum performance from opto-semiconductors.
        • Electron tube detectors

            • Micro PMT

            • The micro PMT is the world’s first PMT to be fabricated through the use of semiconductor processes for MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) devices. Its prototype is thinner than the smallest PMT that Hamamatsu currently offers. By comparison, the microPMT has only 1/7th the volume and 1/9th the weight. Due to this extremely small size, it is expected that microPMTs will contribute to the development of more compact instruments for medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring, and applications in many other fields.
            • PMT

            • (photomultiplier tubes)
              In the photosensor field, photomultiplier tubes (or PMT) are known to have particularly high sensitivity. PMT also have dozens of other advantages such as high-speed response time.
            • PMT modules

            • The PMT module is basically comprised of a photomultiplier tube to convert light into electrical signals, a high-voltage power supply circuit, and a voltage divider circuit to distribute the optimum voltage to each dynode, all assembled into a single compact case. In addition to these basic PMT modules, Hamamatsu also provides modules having various additional functions such as signal processing, cooling and interface to PC.
            • PMT assemblies

            • Photomultiplier tube assemblies are made up of a photomultiplier tube, a voltage divider circuit and other components, all integrated into a single case.
            • Phototubes

            • Phototubes are photodetectors widely utilized in applications such as chemical and medical analysis and laser measurement.
            • Electron multipliers

            • Electron multiplier tubes are also called electron multipliers or ion multipliers, and are used to detect electrons, ions, charged particles, vacuum ultraviolet rays, and soft X-rays, etc.
            • Flame sensors/UV TRON

            • UVTRON is an ultraviolet ON / OFF sensor tube that uses the photoelectric effect of metal and gas multiplication effect of electric current by means of discharge. It has a very narrow range of sensitivity from 185 nm to 300 nm and is completely insensitive to visible light. Because it used the discharge phenomenon, its sensitive is high and an adequate output voltage is obtained, making it possible to design a high-sensitivity, quick response ultraviolet detection with simple circuitry.
            • MCP

            • (microchannel plates)
              MCP is an electron multiplier that detects and multiplies electrons in two dimensions. MCP is also sensitive to ions, vacuum UV rays, X-rays and gamma rays and so can also be used as devices to detect their position and energy.
            • Image intensifiers (I.I.)

            • Image intensifiers produce high-contrast images even under dark conditions, and are used for night-time (surveillance) viewing as well as for scientific and technical research.
            • Image intensifier unit

            • High-speed gated image intensifier units (hereafter gated I.I. units) are able to capture an "instantaneous image" of high-speed phenomena occurring within extremely short time durations by means of "gate operation (shutter operation)".
            • Scintillator plates

            • These are flat panel devices for X-ray imaging. These devices can be directly coupled to a commercial CCD for real-time radiography and so are being used in an expanding range of fields.
            • Fast decay phosphor

            • For electron beam detection, high speed and long life phosphor.
          • LIGHT SOURCES

          • Lamp, LED, Laser diode, Applied light source product, etc
              • Light-emitting modules

                  • Opto-Spectrum Generator

                  • With just one OSG you can freely select any desired wavelength in 1 nm steps with wavelength tuning at 50 nm per second. Product lineup gives a light emission spectrum ranging from 390 to 700 nm, 430 to 790 nm, and 700 to 1300 nm as a standard product feature. Emits light at any desired wavelength with high reproducibility by delivering a spectral bandwidth of approximately 20 nm. This featuremakes the OSG the ideal light source for evaluations and tests that demand higher accuracy than ever.
                  • RF electric discharge type excimer lamp

                  • With conventional dielectric barrier discharge, a needle-shaped microplasma discharge occurs at 10 kHz operation, which results in uneven illumination. By contrast, high-frequency RF discharge produces a cloudlike glow discharge at 2 MHz operation, which results in highly uniform illumination. This feature enables the excimer lamp to provide stable output with minimal flickering.
                  • UV-LED light sources

                  • UV-LED light sources emit UV light at 365 nm (or 385 nm). This reduces costly down time from having shut the production line down to replace lamps.
                  • Spot light sources

                  • UV spot light sources that provide optimal conditions for UV adhesive curing and UV to visible spot light sources for all types of applications including R&D and small lot production.
                  • Flash light sources

                  • Selecting the desired optical system components such as the lightguide allows the flash light source to emit a variety of different types of light.
                  • UV-VIS fiber light sources

                  • This is UV-Visible fiber light source for complete range of portable systems. There are two types, L10671 and L10290. The L10671 contains S2D2 (Stable & Small Deuterium) lamp and tungsten lamp which emits range of 200nm to 1600nm. The L10290 contains high brightness deuterium lamp and tungsten halogen lamp which emits range of 200nm to 1600nm.
                  • UVCL (Ultra Violet Cathode emitting Light source)

                  • UVCL is deep UV light source that realized mercury free by utilizing excited luminescence from electron beam.
                  • Calibrated light sources

                  • These light sources deliver the extremely high levels of "stability" and "repeatability" essential to calibrated light sources. These are available as an optimal set including a lamp, lamp housing and power supply, so that anyone can easily reproduce a highly stable light output. Note: Manufactured upon receiving your order.
                  • VUV light source units

                  • VUV light source units are vacuum ultraviolet light source unit that incorporates a deuterium lamp with an MgF2 window.
                  • Compact D2 lamp modules

                  • The S2D2 compact deuterium lamp is a UV point light source with a drastically reduced size compared to ordinary deuterium lamps. Despite a compact body, the S2D2 lamp has the same high stability as conventional deuterium lamps and a unique electrode structure that delivers high luminance. This compact size of the S2D2 module makes it easy to install in all types of equipment. The dedicated lamp housing and power supply are designed to extract maximum performance from the S2D2 lamp.
                  • Xenon flash lamp modules

                  • Xenon flash lamp modules are compact devices that integrate a xenon flash lamp (2W or 5W), power supply, and trigger socket. They provide high intensity, high repetition flashes across a broad spectrum from ultraviolet to infrared.
                  • H2D2 light source units

                  • The H2D2 light source unit contains a high-brightness, high-end deuterium lamp (H2D2 lamp) that emits light at a brightness 6 times higher than our current deuterium lamps (L2D2 lamps). Despite its high brightness, the H2D2 is highly stable, has a long service life, and allows air-cooled operation by a specially designed housing.
                  • Picosecond light pulsers

                  • Picosecond level pulsed laser to be used for evaluation of fiber optics and detectors.
                  • Electrostatic removers

                  • The Photoionizer is a completely new type of electrostatic remover using "photoionization" for clean, easy, yet effective generation of ions. The Photoionizer provides big advantages over the corona discharge method which is generally used.
                  • VUV ionizer

                  • The L12542 is a newly developed electrostatic charge remover that makes use of VUV (vacuum ultraviolet) light. Due to its wide irradiation angle about 3 times larger than our current VUV light source, the L12542 efficiently removes electrostatic charges over large areas in depressurized or vacuum environments. Up until now two or more VUV light sources were needed to neutralize electrostatic charges in large areas due to their limited irradiation angle.
                  • Terahertz wave generator/detector module

                  • Integrated module of photoconductive antenna chip and lens for THz electromagnetic wave.
                • Laser Modules

                    • Stealth dicing engine

                    • In stealth dicing, a laser beam at a wavelength capable of transmitting through the material is condensed on an internal point in that material.
                    • LD heating light source

                    • (LD-HEATER)
                      LD heating light source(LD-HEATER)is a compact, sophisticated spot-heater including a temperature monitoring function.
                  • Light-emitting devices

                      • Xenon lamps/
                        mercury-xenon lamps

                      • Xenon lamps emit a continuous spectrum with high luminance and high color temperature, ranging from the UV to visible to infrared range.
                      • Xenon flash lamps

                      • Compared to DC mode lamps, xenon flash lamps are compact, generate little heat and emit a continuous spectrum with high intensity in the UV to visible to infrared range.
                      • Deuterium lamps

                      • These are the next generation of deuterium lamps that deliver the high stability, high output and long service life required in deuterium lamps for spectrophotometry.
                      • Deuterium lamp for photoionization

                      • The L13301 and L7293 are photoionization light sources that emit light with energy up to 10.78 eV. Photoionization is so-called “soft ionization” that offers advantages over other ionization methods.
                      • Hollow cathode lamps

                      • Hollow cathode lamps are metal-vapor discharge lamps specifically developed for atomic absorption spectroscopy.
                      • LED

                      • Light emitting diodes (LED) are opto-semiconductors that convert electric energy into light energy. Compared to laser diodes (LD), LEDs offer advantages such as lower cost and longer service life. Hamamatsu provides high output power LED ideal for optical switches, encoders, surveying and optical communication.
                      • CW Laser diode (CWLD)

                      • These LDs are designed to be driven in continuous wave (CW). Output power is from mW to a few W.
                      • Pulsed Laser diode (PLD)

                      • These LDs feature high peak power under pulsed operation.
                      • Super luminescent diode (SLD)

                      • Offering both the high brightness of LDs and low coherence of LEDs, SLDs work as a high-brightness light source.
                      • Quantum cascade laser (QCL)

                      • Quantum cascade lasers are semiconductor lasers that offer peak emission in the mid-IR range (4 um to 10 um).
                      • High-power Laser Diode Bar Module

                      • With their emitting areas arranged in line to make a linear array, LD bar modules achieve high performance, high output power and high reliability when coupled with cooling devices.
                      • DDL (Direct diode laser)

                      • (Direct diode laser)
                        DDL is a laser source that irradiates a focused laser beam from a high power LD module directly onto a target.
                      • Fiber Output Laser Diode Bar Module (FOLD)

                      • (Fiber out laser diode)
                        FOLD (fiber out laser diode) is a fiber-coupled type of DDL.
                    • Radiation sources

                          • Microfocus X-ray sources

                          • Microfocus X-ray sources were specifically developed for X-ray nondestructive inspection. A small focal point prevents blurring of X-ray images and delivers a sharp enlarged image. An RS-232C interface is provided as standard for external control. These microfocus X-ray sources also yield clear, sharp enlarged X-ray images even during 3D observation.
                      • OPTICAL COMPONENTS

                          • Optical blocks

                          • The optical blocks are compact units that contain components such as bandpass filters and dichroic mirrors. They are designed for low light level measurements that use PMT modules and high-sensitivity cameras.
                          • Scan block

                          • The C10516 scan block is an optical block that combines galvano scanners with a telecentric fθ (F-theta) lens designed for laser beam scanning in the visible range.
                          • FOP

                          • (fiber optic plates)
                            The FOP is an optical device comprised of a bundle of micron-sized optical fibers. The FOP is used as a lens to convey the light and image with high efficiency and low distortion.
                          • FAC lens

                          • The J10919 series FAC lens is an optical lens that collimates light spreading from a semiconductor laser in the fast-axis direction. Semiconductor lasers have a large divergence angle in the fastaxis direction, so the output light cannot be efficiently used unless collimated.
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                          • Collimating capillary lens

                          • The J12432-01 capillary lens is an optical element for X-rays, consisting of a bundle of numerous hollow glass capillaries formed into a cylindrical shape with one end gently tapered.
                          • Capillary plates

                          • Capillary plates have excellent linearity and high precision yet offer selectable directivity, making them suitable for flow control and particle sorting, etc.
                          • Flow cells

                          • For over 50 years we have manufactured glass vacuum devices such as photomultiplier tubes, which require special quartz glass processing, high accuracy, optical polish, etc. We have applied this extensive experience and knowledge to manufacturing flow cells.
                          • LCOS-SLM

                          • (Optical Phase Modulators)Spatial light modulator, is a reflective type electrically-addressed pure phase modulator by using a CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) technology for a direct and accurate voltage control.
                          • Image splitting optics

                          • The image splitting optics provides one pair of dual wavelength image to a single camera.
                        • CAMERAS

                        • Imaging system and image analysis software such as high performance cameras.
                              • Cameras

                              • High performance cameras for imaging and image analysis. A variety of products offer unique performance in spectral sensitivity, spatial resolution and readout speed for needs in various applications.
                              • Imaging software

                              • Variety of software products from standard software comes with camera products to specialized software such as controlling peripheral devices, image processing and image analysis.
                          • PHOTOMETRY SYSTEMS

                          • Systems to measure variety of light phenomena such as weak luminescence, fluorescence and their kinetic changes.
                              • Spectral photometry

                                  • Mini-spectrometers

                                  • HAMAMATSU mini-spectrometers are polychromators integrated with optical elements, an image sensor and a circuit. Light to be measured is guided into the entrance port of through an optical fiber and the spectrum measured with the built-in image sensor is output from the USB port to a PC for data acquisition.
                                  • Spectrometers

                                  • Real time multichannel spectrometers.
                                  • Luminescence efficiency measurement systems

                                  • Evaluation systems for fluorescence/luminescence material and device parameters.
                                  • Fluorescence lifetime/transient absorption analysis systems

                                  • Measurement systems of multispectrum kinetic changes at high sensitivity and high time resolution.
                                  • Raman spectroscopy

                                  • Raman spectroscopy module which includes all the functions (excitation LD, polychromatic dispersion device, optical and control circuit systems) needed to perform Raman measurements.
                                • Ultrafast photometry

                                      • Streak cameras

                                      • Light measurement systems for very fast kinetic changes.
                                  • Light level measurement

                                        • Photon detection units

                                        • Photon detection units are photon counting units designed to make low-light measurements at single photon levels without a time-consuming measurement setup.
                                        • UV power meters

                                        • The C9536/H9535 series are UV power meters that directly measure UV light at specific wavelengths. The H9535 (sensor head) uses a UV sensor (phototube) that ensures stable UV measurement over a long period of operation and is calibrated in combination with the C9536 (controller) based on NIST standards.
                                    • MEASUREMENT / ANALYSIS SYSTEMS

                                    • Measurement and analysis systems utilizing technologies of light detection and imaging.
                                        • Semiconductor

                                            • Failure analysis systems

                                            • Imaging systems for localizing low light photoemission and thermal signal emitting semiconductor failures.
                                            • Failure analysis support software

                                            • Failure analysis support software to narrow down failure locations quickly and accurately by utilizing CAD layout data created at the device design stage.
                                            • Plasma process monitors

                                            • Plasma process monitors to monitor plasma emissions during semiconductor manufacturing processes such as etching, sputtering and CVD.
                                          • LD/LED/fiber measurement

                                                • LED evaluation systems

                                                • LED evaluation systems to measure light distribution chroma and color rendering properties of light-emitting devices such as LEDs.
                                            • Life science

                                                • Digital slide scanners

                                                • Rapid and high resolution scanner to convert pathology glass slides to digital slides. The digital slide can be easily manipulated to see any location at any magnification.
                                                • Drug screening systems

                                                • High throughput cell-based kinetic assay systems for drug screening.
                                                • Immunochromato-Readers

                                                • The C10066-10 Immunochromato-Reader makes rapid, high sensitivity, quantitative measurements of color intensities for red/blue-based immunochromatographic reagents.
                                              • Medical & Industrial measurement

                                                    • Brain/tissue oxygen monitors

                                                    • These brain/tissue oxygen monitor systems measure oxygenation in the brain or tissues continuously and noninvasively.
                                                    • Blood vessels observation camera system

                                                    • Useful for observing the blood vessels in the epidermic area.
                                                • Medical & Industrial measurement

                                                      • Thickness measurement systems

                                                      • Noncontact high precision thickness measurement systems utilizing laser interferometry and spectrum interferometry.
                                                      • Pinhole inspection unit

                                                      • Optical pinhole inspection unit