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.