Exhibitor catalogue

MCH Messe Schweiz - Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland
07 - 08/06/2017




4500 Solothurn

Hamamatsu Photonics is a world-leading manufacturer of optoelectronic components and systems and employs over 4000 staff worldwide. The corporate headquarters are based in Hamamatsu City, Japan, along with six manufacturing plants and central research laboratories. Since its inception in 1953, Hamamatsu Photonics has expanded to now enjoy a global presence with production facilities, business locations and associated companies throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

Hamamatsu Photonics’ corporate philosophy stresses the advancement of Photonics through extensive research and development. Hundreds of new optoelectronic products are introduced to the market each year and many Hamamatsu products are regarded as state-of-the-art. Hamamatsu sources, detectors and imaging products are designed to cover the entire optical spectrum. Hamamatsu devices provide solutions for a wide variety of applications including analytical, industrial and medical instrumentation.

Hamamatsu Photonics is comprised of three divisions; Solid State, Electron Tube and Systems. The product development within these divisions continues to push the boundaries of what is possible with optoelectronic technologies. Today Hamamatsu’s Solid State Division can offer high performance MPPC (Multi-Pixel Photon Counter) detectors based on Geiger mode APD technology, ideally suited for medical imaging, HEP and fluorescence measurement applications. Similar innovation has led to the release of the MEMS FTIR, the most compact interferometer for infrared measurement available today.

From the Electron Tube Division the new µPMT is changing the way people think about photomultiplier technology. Built on a silicon wafer but featuring the same high performance expected from a traditional PMT, the µPMT is allowing the design of truly compact measurement systems.

Developments in digital imaging continue to be made by the Hamamatsu Systems Division, who recently announced the new entry level sCMOS camera, the Flash 4.0 LT. sCMOS has revolutionised the scientific imaging market and Hamamatsu continues to pioneer this technology, from releasing the first commercially available sCMOS camera in 2010 to now having a diverse range of end user and OEM imaging solutions.

Today more than ever there is an increasing reliance on photonics for innovation in many medical, analytical, industrial and consumer applications including; communications, information processing, DNA sequencing, hygiene monitoring, pollution monitoring and spectroscopy among many others.

With over 10,000 different components, Hamamatsu Photonics brings state-of-the-art optoelectronic solutions to meet your application needs.


Product news

  • New range of Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPC) utilizing through-silicon via electrodes

    Hamamatsu Photonics introduce their new range of Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPC); the new S13360-VE series. These new COB package type MPPCs incorporate through-hole electrodes called TSV (through-silicon via). This process optimizes the available space between the sensitive area and the package edge (0.2mm on the four sides), allowing for a four-sided buttable arrangement.

    The VE series is available with photosensitive areas of 2 x 2mm, 3 x 3mm and 6 x 6mm, each with a 50 μm pixel pitch. Features include reduced crosstalk (compared to previous MPPCs) and crosstalk occurrences have been reduced from 44% to just 3%, while after pulsing affects are minimal. In addition, the dark count has been dramatically reduced, compared to previous detectors, to 0.05 Mcps/mm2.

    The S13360-VE series is optimised for a variety of applications, particularly those involving very low light-level detection. Other example applications include high-energy particle detection and medical imaging.


  • Hamamatsu adds uncooled high-speed and high-sensitivity InAsSb device (3 to 11 μm) to infrared detector line-up

    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. This new 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 and therefore analyse more compounds with a single device.


  • CMOS linear image sensor designed for use in sorting machines

    Hamamatsu Photonics introduces the new S13488 CMOS linear image sensor, featuring electronic shutter and gain switching functionalities, as well as high sensitivity in the red, green and blue wavelength ranges of visible light.
    The S13488 features a sensitivity range of 400-1000nm, as well as a 10MHz maximum video data rate and built-in timing generator, allowing operation with only start and clock pulse.
    With the features described above, this sensor is designed ideally for image reading, as well as various colour detection applications.