High-brightness, High-efficiency Laser-Driven Light Source (LDLS®)
The 16th Industry Award of The Laser Society of Japan for fiscal year 2024

  • Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.

Overview of The Laser Society of Japan Industry Award

The Laser Society of Japan awards The Industry Award to the supporting members of the Society for their excellent achievements in contributing to the development of the domestic laser-related industry in the practical application and the dissemination of laser-related products and technologies.

The “Laser Industry Award for Excellent Product” that our company received will be given to the technology and market performance of laser-related industrial technology. 


Reason for award (Quote from website)

Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. and Energetiq Technology, Inc. have generated compact, high-brightness plasma with a broad spectrum from vacuum ultraviolet to infrared using its unique laser-driven light source technology. This method has the advantage that the discharge between the electrodes is only required for ignition, compared to the conventional arc lamp method that uses the discharge between the electrodes. After plasma generation, it is possible to maintain the plasma only with a focused continuous wave laser, making it an excellent product that provides broadband light with high radiance, excellent spatial stability, and extremely long device life. Additionally, many units are already being used in semiconductor manufacturing, and we expect further development. Therefore, Laser Industry Award for Excellent Product will be awarded.


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Related information

The Laser-Driven Light Sources or LDLS is an innovative light source developed by Energetiq Technology inc. in the US, which is a subsidiary of Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. LDLS is the only light source in the world that utilizes a focused laser beam to generate and maintain plasma between the discharge electrodes in the xenon gas filled bulb.

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