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Our vision and R&D organization

Exploring the unknown through “Light”
Hamamatsu Photonics is seeking to acquire new “knowledge” by searching out the true nature of light and aiming to establish new industry that hold real value for humanity. This page introduces you to our vision for the future and the research organization that supports this quest.

Innovation at Hamamatsu

A gift from Hamamatsu to the world - A 60-year history of nurturing photonics technology
Our products are actively used throughout the world in a wide variety of areas including medical treatment, chemical analysis, measurement, information & communications, and office automation. Here we provide specific examples of fundamental and applied research as well as elemental and applied technology fostered over the 60 year history that provides vital support for supplying our products.

Major research projects

Searching out the “truth” - our products are actively used for academic and scientific research
A host of diverse academic and scientific research projects are constantly underway to discover the “truth” that we have not known up until now. Our products are selected for use in research fields of great interest to humanity including space and astronomy.

R&D interviews

A close-up look at our products and technology along with confidential accounts
Here we give a brief interview type of introduction with development stories by the engineers who did the research and development of the products and technology. These accounts include talk about some surprising hardships and also perhaps some really interesting discussions about future developments. This is especially recommended for those who want to know more about our products.

Life Photonics

Optical technology for a brighter future
At Hamamatsu Photonics, our Central Research Laboratory seeks to contribute to the betterment of society. In this section, we introduce our research & development efforts in Life Photonics – which encompasses five key areas – as well as some of the fundamental technology that supports these efforts.

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