Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. Solid State Division

Hamamatsu Solid State Division (Japan), develops and manufactures photodiodes, photo ICs, image sensors, and other opto-semiconductor devices.

The Solid State Division has explored physical properties that determine opto-semiconductor performance since the early days in this field and succeeded in creating a variety of product line-ups.

Their opto-semiconductor products incorporate unique semiconductor process technology, mounting & packaging technology, and MEMS technology and cover a wide wavelength range from infrared, visible, ultraviolet, all the way to X-rays and high energy rays.

These products are used in wide-ranging fields including medical care, scientific measurement, communications, consumer electronics, and vehicle on-board electronics. Hamamatsu will continue to pursue opto-semiconductor technology, always staying one step ahead, to meet the increasingly sophisticated needs of the future.

Hamamatsu Philosophy:

  • Toward the possibilities of the new technology of light
  • Getting a grasp on what lies one step ahead for our world
  • Pushing the limits of our unique opto-semiconductor technology to meet advanced user needs
  • CCD / CMOS / NMOS image sensors
  • Color sensors
  • Distance image sensors
  • Image sensors
  • Infrared detectors
  • InGaAs image sensors
  • InGaAs photodiodes
  • LCOS-SLM Optical Phase Modulators
  • Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPCs/SiPMs)
  • Phase spatial light modulators
  • Photo IC
  • Photodiodes
  • Position-sensitive detectors (PSDs)
  • Si photodiodes
  • Silicon APDs
  • Spectrometers and Spectrum sensors
  • X-ray flat panel sensors
  • X-ray image sensors
  • Blood inspection
  • Distance measurements
  • DNA chip reader
  • FlowcytometersHygiene monitoring
  • Industrial imaging
  • Infrared light detection
  • In-line X-ray inspection
  • Low light detection at high speeds
  • Machine vision cameras,
  • Megapixel-level digital still images
  • Megapixel-level digital video
  • Microscopy
  • Monitoring, Measurement and Control of UV light
  • Non-destructive X-Ray inspection (2D and 3D)
  • Optical analysis
  • Optical communication
  • Optical measurement
  • Portable survey meters.
  • Red, green, and blue spectral sensing
  • Semiconductor wafer inspection systems
  • Single photon counting
  • Spectroscopy analysis using spectrometers,
  • Ultra-low light applications
  • UV adhesive curing, UV ink & coting drying
  • X-ray CT