Our vision and R&D organization

Exploring the unknown through “Light”


The still unknown world of “Light” holds many unsolved mysteries for humanity. At Hamamatsu Photonics we pour intensive research efforts into “Light” and utilize the research results to develop new products with the aim of challenging unexplored regions and create new industries for the future. Starting from basic and applied research, we will never cease in our efforts, widening our product development in the fields of photodetectors, light sources, opto-semiconductor devices, image analysis and optical measurement systems, and lasers and related technology to resolve problems facing humanity in various areas. Our greatest asset is the strong desire of our staff to create new industries and face the future with a spirit of inquiry that takes the theme “Photons are our business” to heart.


This page gives a brief overview of main technologies fostered by Hamamatsu Photonics.

 Hamamatsu Photonics R&D Organization  

Providing products in various fields utilizing light-related technologies such as light emission, light detection and measurement, and photometry


Our products, technology and knowledge that spring from basic and applied research and technology in the pursuit of light are actively used as key devices in a wide range of fields including medical equipment, analytical instruments, information and communication devices, and office automation products.



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