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Hamamatsu Photonics


Topics Overview

  • Showcases on our booth

    Over the past twelve years, we’ve introduced many major technologies at Laser - World of Photonics, including Laser systems for plastic welding, MEMS devices, award-winning micro-spectrometers, and scientific CMOS cameras, to name but a few.

    We are continuing this tradition at Laser - World of Photonics 2019, so check this page to discover what new technologies and products we have been developing.

  • LCOS Spatial Light Modulators


    Flexible Laser Beam Shaping in all its Excellence!
    High Laser Powers - FAST - Highly Precise - Highly Efficient

    Visit us to discover our newest types of LCOS-SLM’s and talk about the latest applications in which our SLMs are used. Among the unlimited possibilities SLMs are successfully employed in:

    » Laser Material Processing (Ultrafast parallel laser material processing, Laser marking, Cutting, Drilling, ...)
    » Microscopy Applications (STED, Light-Sheet, Optogenetics, Optical Trapping, ...)
    » Laser Pulse, Beam and Wavefront Shaping

    Using LCOS-SLM’s with high-power lasers opens up many new possibilities in the emerging field of laser material processing.


    » LCOS - Spatial Light Modulators

  • Supercontinuum Light Source


    Hamamatsu Photonics has newly developed a supercontinuum light source (also called the “SC light source”) that produces higher brightness approximately 1000 times higher than our typical Xenon lamps. At the same time it ensures high stability equivalent to that of Xenon lamps by optimizing output conditions and also using a high nonlinear optical fiber as the nonlinear optical material. This newly developed SC light source is targeting for complex structure of semiconductor optical measurements.

    Near-Infrared SC light source is compact laser light source with broad spectrum and its laser characteristics such as high condensation and high brightness. It uses broad spectrum laser that is generated by non-linear optical phenomenon with ultra-short pulsed laser.


    SC light source

  • Energetiq


    Energetiq laser-driven light sources utilize a laser to form a stable plasma spot inside a Xenon gas filled bulb.

    These unique light sources feature ultra-high brightness over a broad wavelength range (170 nm -2100 nm), and at the same time provide exceptional stability and extremely long lifetime.
    In addition, wavelength-tunable versions of the laser-driven light sources are available, which combine their ultra-high brightness with a highly efficient optical design, thereby allowing for unmatched scanning speeds.



  • Spectrometers


    The world's smallest (finger-tip sized) micro-spectrometer heads are suitable for integration into a variety of compact devices for many applications including Point-of-Care. Common interfaces like USB ensure easy and fast integration. Different options like fiber adapters enable you to choose the optimum solution according to your needs.

    In addition to our compact Raman-Spectrometers, we can supply special substrates for Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). This technique has been reported to detect single molecules.

    Easy evaluation can be done with our modules with USB interface.


    » Mini-Spectrometer

    » Raman-Spectrometer

    » MEMS-FPI

  • Distance Measurement


    A LIDAR device works with a pulsed IR laser diode, which sends out short light pulses.

    Some systems are scanning continuously with a mirror and other systems illuminate the whole area at once. The emitted light is reflected from every surface of the obstacles in its path, with a reflection ratio depending on the material and colour. A sensor array detects the returning light, determining the time of flight needed to travel from the light source to the object, and back to the detector. Knowing that the speed of light is 3*108 m/s, this gives the distance of objects. The system can be configured by combining a sensor, such as a PIN-PD, APD, or MPPC, a timer circuit, and a time measurement circuit with a suitable laserdiode or laserdiode array.


    Brochures & Technical Information:

    » Photodetector for range finder and LIDAR
    » Measuring Distance with Light


    Products for Short Distance Measurement:

    » Distance Image Sensors


    Products for Long Distance Measurement

    » Avalanche Photodiodes and Arrays

    » Multi-Pixel Photon Counter | SiPMs

    » Pulsed Laser Diodes

  • Laser Monitoring


    Optical Detectors by Hamamatsu Photonics cover the full spectral range from Deep UV to Mid-Infrared light. Specified for all laser wavelengths, our photodiodes are able to monitor your output beam with fast response, high precision and superior linearity. Different package types makes it easy to integrate our products into your laser monitoring system.


    » Laser Monitoring


  • Gas Analysis


    Hamamatsu Photonics provides various light sources and detectors for optical gas measurement from the ultraviolet to the infrared region. It can be optimally combined according to customer’s application. At the Laser 2017 we are going to present a CO2 measurement demo unit as an example for application.


    Quantum Cascade Lasers are semiconductor lasers that offer peak emission in the mid-IR range (4 µm to 10 µm). They have gained considerable attention as a new light source for mid-IR applications such as molecular gas analysis.


    » Gas Analysis

  • High performance sCMOS Camera ORCA-Fusion


    Imagine the combined benefits of EMCCD and sCMOS without the compromises... now it’s a reality.

    With a new sensor designed from the ground-up, Hamamatsu Photonics have taken the strengths of EMCCD and sCMOS sensors to engineer the most advanced sCMOS camera available today; we proudly introduce the new ORCA-Fusion scientific CMOS Camera.

    In recent times, sCMOS cameras have developed into the dominant technology for imaging applications where high sensitivity and high speed are required, gradually replacing cameras based on older CCD or EMCCD technology. The disadvantage of sCMOS in comparison with previous sensor technologies has always been the uniformity of the sensor in terms of gain, offset, and readout noise. A broad distribution of readout noise limits the visual appearance and data quality of a camera, particularly in low-light conditions. Hamamatsu Photonics are already market leaders in using offset and gain correction to improve the uniformity of our sCMOS cameras; coupled with a new sensor specifically designed to limit noise distribution, the ORCA-Fusion takes this to the next level.

    The new ORCA-Fusion, built from the sensor up, balances the complex nuances of camera features to provide beautiful images and robust data at all light levels, especially in tough low-light conditions


    » ORCA-Fusion

  • Laser systems for plastic welding (SPOLD)


    With our LD heaters and SPOLD IR lasers, Hamamatsu Photonics offers a perfect product lineup for fully automated, non-contact laser soldering, plastic bonding or glas welding applications. Built-In real-time temperature monitoring vastly improves development speed and makes in-process laser control possible.


    » Products for plastic welding

  • Quantaurus-QY Plus


    A real "Plus" in your lab to determine Absolute Quantum Yields from the UV-VIS up to NIR - and Upconversion Quantum Yields!


    The NEW Quantaurus-QY Plus is the first compact easy-to-use Spectrometer:

    » to quickly measure the Absolute Quantum yield from the UV to NIR

    » to precisely determine Low Quantum Yields of 1% or lower

    » Laser excitation provides the ability to easily measure Upconversion Quantum Yields

    See the system “Live” on our booth and experience how quick and easy quantum yields can be measured.


    » Quantaurus QY Plus

  • Spectrometers by Edinburgh Instruments
    The NEW FLS1000

    » New Fluoracle® software package
    » Higher resolution
    » Faster measurements
    » Increased automation


    We are delighted to announce the launch of
    – The FLS1000 Photoluminescence Spectrometer –
    a complete luminescence laboratory in ONE instrument.


    The FLS1000 is a state-of-the-art, modular photoluminescence spectrometer for the most demanding applications in Photophysics, Photochemistry, Material Sciences and Life Sciences.

    The instrument sets the standards in both steady state and time-resolved spectroscopy: the system demonstrates unmatched sensitivity and can be configured for spectral measurements from the Ultraviolet to the Mid-Infrared spectral range, and for lifetime measurements spanning time resolutions over 12 orders of magnitude from picoseconds to seconds.

    Visit us and the experts from Edinburgh Instruments to experience the new FLS1000 Spectrometer and discuss your experimental and application needs and we’ll find the solution for you.



    » Edinburgh Instruments - FLS1000/

    » Press Release - FLS1000/