Each year at Photonics West, we exhibit our new products along with products we’re currently developing. Please select your product of interest below to learn more.

Featured new products

NIR-enhanced silicon photomultipliers (SiPM or MPPC)

Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPC), Hamamatsu’s brand of silicon photomultipliers (SiPM), are low light detectors. Our current lineup features high sensitivity to UV-VIS wavelengths, and we’ll soon offer silicon photomultipliers with higher PDE (photon detection efficiency) at 905 nm. For more info about these new NIR-enhanced SiPM, please attend our conference presentation on January 31 at 11:20 AM (title: Development of new MPPC with higher NIR sensitivity and wider dynamic range).

See presentation abstract on the SPIE website
See available MPPC (SiPM) products
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MEMS mirrors

Our MEMS mirrors are scanning micromirrors that feature wide optical scanning angles, high mirror reflectivity, and low power consumption. They are driven by magnetic actuators, so they are smaller, require lower voltages, and consume less power than electrostatic or piezoelectric driven mirrors. We’re expanding our MEMS mirror lineup in 2017, so visit our booth to get a sneak peek at the new MEMS mirrors or contact us for more info.

See available MEMS mirrors
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LCOS-SLM spatial light modulators

The LCOS-SLM is a reflection-type spatial light modulator that modulates the phase of a light beam as needed. We offer a variety of LCOS-SLMs, including models for end users and for OEMs. The new additions to the lineup will include a high-speed LCOS-SLM and an LCOS-SLM with a heat sink. Please contact us or visit our booth for more info about new spatial light modulators.

See available LCOS-SLM products
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InAsSb detectors

InAsSb (indium arsenide antimonide) photovoltaic detectors are mid-infrared detectors with high-speed response. In addition, they are RoHS compliant, which is an advantage over traditional MCT (mercury cadmium telluride) detectors. We currently offer InAsSb photovoltaic detectors that cover the mid-IR range up to 8 μm, and a new addition to the lineup will have sensitivity up to 10 μm. For more info about new InAsSb detectors, please contact us or visit our booth.

See available InAsSb detectors
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Mid-infrared LEDs

LEDs fabricated from InAsSb (indium arsenide antimonide) semiconductor material offer emission at mid-infrared wavelengths. Other features include high output power, low power consumption, and RoHS compliance. We currently offer a 4.3 μm LED, and we’re adding 3.3 μm and 3.9 μm LEDs to the lineup in 2017. For more info about new mid-infrared LEDs, please visit our booth or contact us.

See available mid-infrared LEDs
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Compact xenon flash lamp modules

Xenon flash lamp modules contain a xenon flash lamp, power supply, and trigger socket. They offer a wide emission range from UV to IR, high stability, and long service life. Our product lineup now includes compact 2-Watt modules, which are offered with housing (L13651 series) or as bare-board modules (L13821 series). The bare-board modules are customizable.

See L13651 series (with housing)
See L13821 series (bare board)

CMOS board cameras for OEMs

We offer standard and customized board cameras for OEMs. Soon we’ll be adding several CMOS cameras with global shutter to our OEM camera lineup. These new cameras feature a CMOS sensor with 3, 5, or 12 megapixels and a pixel size of 3.45 µm x 3.45 µm. Please contact us for more info.

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ORCA-Flash4.0 V3 sCMOS camera

Our most advanced scientific CMOS camera to date, the new ORCA-Flash4.0 V3 builds on the features of its predecessor (the ORCA-Flash4.0 V2). Its new features include on-board FPGA processing; highly refined in-camera, pixel-level calibrations; increased USB 3.0 frame rates; innovative triggering capabilities; patented lightsheet readout modes; and individual camera noise characterization.

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W-VIEW GEMINI-2C image splitting optics

The new W-VIEW GEMINI-2C is the first dual camera, dual channel system engineered with super-resolution quality, while simultaneously offering versatility, expandability, and ease of use. With the W-VIEW GEMINI-2C in their microscope systems, researchers are free to explore a variety of advanced imaging methods including 3D imaging (using Double Helix, astigmatism, or biplane methods), hyperspectral imaging, polarization imaging, and extended depth of field imaging.

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Other products

Low light detectors

Silicon photomultipliers (SiPM or MPPC)

Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPC), Hamamatsu’s brand of silicon photomultipliers (SiPM), are high-sensitivity detectors suitable for detecting low light levels, down to single photons. Example applications include PET scanners, radiation detection, high energy physics, and LIDAR.

See all MPPC (SiPM) products

Hybrid photodetectors (HPD)

Hybrid photodetectors combine elements of a photomultiplier tube with an avalanche diode. Example applications include laser scanning microscopy, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, LIDAR, and TCSPC (time-correlated single photon counting).

See all HPDs

Micro PMTs

Micro PMTs are ultra-compact photomultiplier tubes (PMT) about the size of a fingertip, and they are suitable for point-of-care testing and portable environmental monitoring. Assemblies, modules, and photon counting modules are available.

See all micro PMTs

Linear multianode PMTs

These photomultiplier tube (PMT) assemblies and modules have multichannel configurations: 8 ch, 16 ch, and 32 ch. They are suitable for simultaneous detection of multiple fluorescence wavelengths.

Contact us for more info

Distance sensors

Hybrid devices (APD + TIA)

Our new hybrid devices combine a silicon avalanche photodiode (Si APD) and a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) in one package. In addition, they have a built-in DC feedback circuit that prevents saturation of the detector due to strong ambient light.

Contact us for more info

Photo IC for rangefinders

The S13021-01CT photo IC integrates a CMOS sensor and a signal processing circuit in one package. Designed for rangefinders, it has peak sensitivity at 800 nm and measures distance using an indirect time-of-flight method.

See S13021-01CT

Distance sensors for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)

We offer a variety of high-sensitivity photodetectors for ADAS (short, mid, and long range). These include silicon PIN photodiodes, silicon and InGaAs avalanche photodiodes (APD), and silicon photomultipliers (SiPM).

See all sensors for ADAS

Image sensors

CMOS image sensors

CMOS image sensors feature a wide spectral response from UV to NIR and low power consumption. Our linear sensors are suitable for spectroscopy, barcode scanning, and other applications. We’ll soon be offering CMOS area sensors in VGA, QVGA, and SXGA formats.

See all CMOS image sensors

InGaAs image sensors

Our InGaAs image sensors are sensitive to NIR wavelengths from approximately 0.9 μm to 2.6 μm. Example applications include NIR spectroscopy, nondestructive testing, thermal imaging, laser beam profiling, and more.

See all InGaAs image sensors


MEMS-FPI spectrum sensors

MEMS-FPI sensors are compact devices for measuring NIR spectra within the 1.55 – 1.85 μm range. They consist of an InGaAs PIN photodiode and a miniature, MEMS-based Fabry-Perot interferometer (FPI) that acts as a tunable wavelength filter.

See all MEMS-FPI


Our micro-spectrometers are UV-VIS-NIR spectrometers the size of a fingertip. Their miniature components, a grating chip and a CMOS image sensor chip, are fabricated using MEMS processes. Due to their small size, micro-spectrometers can be easily integrated into compact devices for spectral measurements.

See C12666MA (340 - 780 nm)
See C12880MA (340 - 850 nm)

Thin and flat mini-spectrometers

Our TF series of mini-spectrometers are thinner and flatter than our previous mini-spectrometers, and they contain a high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, optics, grating, and driver circuit. They are available in a variety of spectral response ranges.

See C13555MA (340 - 830 nm)
See C13053MA (500 - 1100 nm)
See C13054MA (790 - 920 nm)

SERS (surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy) detection module

The C13560 SERS detection module has a 785 nm laser diode, a CMOS sensor, and optics. When combined with the J13856 SERS substrate, the C13560 can measure Raman spectra within the 400 - 1850 wavenumbers range.

See C13560

Portable Raman spectrometer module

The C12710 Raman spectrometer module has two power modes for both normal Raman and SERS (surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy) measurements. The C12710 has a built-in 785 nm laser diode, is sensitive to 400 - 1850 wavenumbers, and can be connected to mobile devices.

See C12710


Board cameras for OEMs

We currently offer standard board cameras with an sCMOS or TDI-CCD sensor, and soon we’ll add CMOS board cameras to our lineup. We can also design and manufacture customized cameras based on your requirements for sensor type, cooling, packaging, interface, and software.

See sCMOS board camera
See TDI board camera
Learn more about OEM cameras

ORCA-spark CMOS camera

The ORCA-spark digital CMOS camera features a 2.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, global shutter, and fast frame rate (65 fps). It also has a low readout noise, wide dynamic range, and a USB 3.0 interface.

See ORCA-spark camera

InGaAs cameras

InGaAs cameras feature high sensitivity in the near-infrared region, and are suitable for various applications including solar cell evaluation, semiconductor failure analysis, and EL/PL image acquisition. We offer several types including cameras with VGA and QVGA pixel formats.

See VGA InGaAs camera
See QVGA InGaAs camera

Light sources

Quantum cascade lasers (QCL)

QCLs are compact and lightweight semiconductor lasers that emit a narrow spectral bandwidth within the mid-infrared range, from 4 μm to 10 μm. Example applications include trace gas analysis and IR spectroscopy.

See all QCLs

Pulsed laser diodes (PLD)

Pulsed laser diodes feature high peak power under pulsed operation. We currently offer PLDs that emit at 870 nm or 905 nm, and they are suitable for distance measurements, security monitoring, and other applications.

See all pulsed laser diodes

Xenon flash lamp modules

These light sources contain a xenon flash lamp, power supply, and trigger socket. They offer a wide emission range from UV to IR, high stability, and long service life. They are suitable light sources for analytical instruments and as strobe lighting for factory automation, for example.

See all xenon flash lamp modules

UVCL deep UV light source

The UVCL deep UV light sources are compact and easily installed into instruments and equipment. They offer peak emission at 265 nm or 305 nm, and are suitable for fluorescence analysis, UV curing, and environmental analysis.


UV-VIS fiber light sources

Our compact fiber light sources feature a spectral emission from 200 nm to 1600 nm, high stability, and low voltage operation. They are suitable light sources for analytical instruments, film thickness measurement systems, and semiconductor inspection systems.

See all fiber light sources

Other products

Terahertz devices

Our terahertz (THz) devices can generate and detect terahertz electromagnetic waves with a femtosecond pulsed laser as an excitation light source.

See all terahertz devices

Flow cells

We offer standard and customized flow cells made from high-purity synthetic quartz, which are suitable for flow cytometers, HPLC, and other instruments. They feature high transmittance of light from UV to NIR, smooth laminar flow, and high accuracy.

See all flow cells

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