Hamamatsu Corp

Bridgewater, NJ 08807


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360 Foothill Rd
PO Box 6910
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
United States

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We, the members of Hamamatsu, consider ourselves a research and development company. As a company, we believe that the only way to achieve sustainable growth is to maintain our technological advantages. It is our job and passion to advance photonic technologies.


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Photodiode Module C10439-14

Integrates photodiode for precision photometry with low-noise amp (Photosensitive area: Φ0.7 mm, built-in InAsSb photovoltaic detector)The C10439 series photodiode modules are...
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16-element Si photodiode array S12362-121

The S12362-121 is a back-illuminated type 16-element photodiode array specifically designed for non-destructive X-ray inspection. The back-illuminated photodiode array is also...
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MPPC S13360-3050VE for precision measurement (COB package type)

The MPPC employes through-hole electrodes called TSV (through-silicon via). Since no electrode space for wire bonding is needed, the gap (between the package edge and the MPPC...
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Mid Infrared LED- L13201-0430M

The L13201-0430M is a mid infrared LED with a 4.3 μm peak emission wavelength. It is a product that has been achieved using Hamamatsu unique crystal growth technology and process...
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MPPC S13360-6075CS for precision measurement

The S13360 series is an MPPC (SiPM) for precision measurement. It inherits the superb low after pulse characteristics of its predecessor and further provides lower crosstalk and...


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Compact surface-enhanced Raman spectrometer

Hamamatsu’s C13560 is a compact spectrometer module designed for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and normal Raman spectroscopy measurements. With high sensitivity from...
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Hamamatsu Research Imaging Products

From the W-VIEW Gemini-2C dual wavelength, dual camera image splitter, to the flagship ORCA-Fusion sCMOS camera, Hamamatsu’s imaging products deliver quality, reliability and ...


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Detectors & Imaging

Single-photon detectors for modern applications

Applications for single-photon detectors continue to grow, fueling extensive research and development.
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Executive Forum

Photonics business roundup: June 2022

It’s time to recap all the photonics business news that was announced in June 2022.
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Lasers & Sources

Faces in Photonics: Debbie Gustafson, CEO of Energetiq Technology

Meet Debbie Gustafson, CEO of Energetiq Technology, who joined the company in 2005 to work on extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources.
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Lasers & Sources

Looking to the future of quantum cascade lasers

Due to the characteristically narrow linewidth of a quantum cascade laser (QCL), related applications focus mainly on chemical sensing. In the long term, however, telecommunications...
Mae Steinberg, Senior Marketing Manager at Energetiq.
Lasers & Sources

Laser Focus World 2021 Rising Stars Awards: Mae Steinberg

In this eleventh showcase, we highlight Mae Steinberg, senior marketing manager at Energetiq.
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Detectors & Imaging

qCMOS camera provides 4096 × 2304 resolution

The ORCA-Quest C15550-20UP camera incorporates a qCMOS image sensor and resolves the number of photoelectrons using a Photon Number Resolving Mode.
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SPIE Quantum West virtual event announces program lineup

Organized in partnership with the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C), the first SPIE Quantum West will be held online during the SPIE Photonics West Digital Forum...
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FIGURE 1. Schematic of a photomultiplier tube (PMT); this example is of an end-on tube.
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Photomultiplier tubes do what other photon counters can’t

The variety of photomultiplier tubes available is astounding, as are the many uses to which they are put.
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SLM for laser-based materials processing handles pulsed laser powers up to 400 GW/cm2

A spatial light modulator for laser processing of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics and low-dielectric-constant materials has improved dielectric films that boost its power-handling...
Detectors & Imaging

Hamamatsu x-ray camera has utility in nondestructive inspection

The model C15400-30-50A x-ray TDI camera uses a new technique for detecting low-energy x-ray of ~20 keV to capture high-contrast x-ray images of thin objects.

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Keynote speaker Akira Hiruma, President and CEO, Hamamatsu Photonics, describes the role of balancing R&D with traditional manufacturing, and entrepreneurial thinking that widens the number of applications, is key for future photonics growth.
Lasers & Sources

Photonics for the future: New components, new opportunities

Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. has shown a remarkable growth story since its inception in 1953 and today, it proudly wears the name of this Japanese high-tech region on global markets...
FIGURE 1. Scanning time-of-flight lidar uses a laser as a light source.
Detectors & Imaging

Novel Detectors: SPADs offer possible photodetection solution for ToF lidar applications

Will single-photon avalanche photodiodes become the standard in time-of-flight lidar photodetection?
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Avenda Health's Brittany Berry-Pusey during her 2019 SPIE Startup Challenge's winning pitch.

2020 SPIE Startup Challenge semifinalists address critical photonics needs

On February 4, 2020, during SPIE Photonics West, 42 photonics business startups from 14 countries will participate in the 2020 SPIE Startup Challenge semifinals.
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Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar: Get to know our 2020 speakers

The Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar's 2020 speaker and panelist lineup of industry experts will take a deep look at emerging opportunities, niche markets, and changing ...
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Laser Focus World announces 2019 Innovators Awards

For the second year, Laser Focus World held its Innovators Awards program, which celebrates the disparate and innovative technologies, products, and systems found in the photonics...
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FIGURE 1. The 6 mm-mrad free-space rectangular BPP of the DirectProcess900 FlexShape laser engine by II-VI allows the laser to achieve spot sizes down to 0.2 mm.
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Direct-diode Lasers: Direct-diode laser systems for materials processing show their power and efficiency

All the benefits of laser diodes apply to direct-diode systems: small size, long life, and high wall-plug efficiency.
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Business Forum: Sensing changes at the Marketplace Seminar

Changing photonics markets and increasing economic uncertainty frame discussions at the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar.
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FIGURE 1. As seen in this schematic, a confocal laser scanning microscope includes two PMTs for light-sensing.
Detectors & Imaging

Photomultiplier tubes are at the forefront of low-light detection

Based on tried-and-true tube technology, PMTs still have, for many applications, low-light performance unmatched by other technologies.
Hamamatsu is expanding its portfolio by purchasing a minority stake in Menlo Systems. The products do not overlap with its current portfolio. (Image credit: Menlo Systems)
Lasers & Sources

Hamamatsu purchases minority stake in Menlo Systems to grow product offering

Hamamatsu will collaborate with Menlo to develop measuring and spectroscopy systems for their OEM customers.
Akira Hiruma, president and CEO of Hamamatsu Photonics.
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Business Forum: Photons are good business -- An interview with Akira Hiruma

An interview with the CEO of Hamamatsu Photonics shows how an engineering company with a singular focus on photonics can succeed.
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A phase mask created using standard software forms part of the photonic crystal gain cavity of the integrable phase-modulating surface-emitting laser (iPMSEL; a); here, the complex phase mask spells out the text “iPM Lasers” in the far field of the 2D pattern-emitting semiconductor laser (b).
Lasers & Sources

Semiconductor Lasers: Phase-modulating semiconductor laser projects 2D beam patterns without HOEs or SLMs

The gain medium of a semiconductor laser is modified with a photonic crystal lattice and an integrable, configurable phase mask that produces a 2D beam pattern of emission in ...
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FIGURE 1. Four Blackmore lidar sensors are mounted atop a BMW X5 test vehicle on the road.
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Photonics Products: Lidar Systems: Automotive lidar draws heavily on photonics industry

The overlap is large between automotive lidar and familiar names in the photonics industry.
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Detectors & Imaging

Hamamatsu silicon photomultipliers have peak sensitivity at 600 nm

S14420 series MPPC silicon photomultipliers have high photon-detection efficiency in the 500–800 nm band.
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IMAGE. SPIE 2006 President Paul McManamon (center) and SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs (right) present the SPIE Visionary Award to Teruo Hiruma of Hamamatsu (left).
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Teruo Hiruma, past leader of Hamamatsu Photonics, dies at 91

He led the company from a small local Japanese TV tube producer to a $1-billion global photonics company.
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Detectors & Imaging

InAsSb photovoltaic detectors from Hamamatsu offer 5.6 μm peak sensitivity

The P13894-011 series of InAsSb photovoltaic detectors covers the mid-range region up to 11 μm.
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Hamamatsu to showcase multi-pixel photon counters at SPIE Photonics West 2018

The company's multi-pixel photon counters are designed for various low-light applications.
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FIGURE 1. A prototype cyborg dragonfly carries sensors and a photovoltaic power supply; the addition of optogenetically controlled steering will complete the conversion of this insect into a tiny externally controlled drone that can continually power itself by pausing to eat other insects.
Lasers & Sources

Technology Review: Laser Focus World's top 20 photonics technology picks for 2017

Optics and photonics contribute hugely to the digital revolution and are in turn furthered by it. Some of these contributions are evident to the average tech-savvy but nonspecialist...
FIGURE 1. Beam divergence depends on the ratio of the wavelength and aperture diameter of the emitting antenna (radar) or lens (lidar). This ratio is larger for radar producing larger beam divergence and, therefore, smaller angular resolution. In the figure, the radar (black) would not be able to differentiate between the two cars, while lidar (red) would.
Lasers & Sources

Lidar: A photonics guide to the autonomous vehicle market

Lidar vs. competing sensor technologies (camera, radar, and ultrasonic) reinforces the need for sensor fusion, as well as careful selection of photodetectors, light sources, and...
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Detectors & Imaging

Mini-spectrometer from Hamamatsu provides spectral resolution of 2.3 FWHM

The C13555MA spectrometer measures 80 × 60 × 12 mm and weighs 90 g.
Lasers & Sources

Hamamatsu to acquire UV light-source maker Energetiq Technology

The agreement will bring Energetiq into the consolidated group of companies that are owned by Photonics Management Corp., a subsidiary of Hamamatsu.
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Detectors & Imaging

Hamamatsu distance image sensor has use in autonomous vehicles

The S12973-01CT distance image sensor has a linear array of 64 pixels with a pixel pitch of 22 μm and pixel height of 50 μm.
FIGURE 1. This optical micrograph of a 1 mm QuiC SLED die shows several of the key device features; the metal mesh-semiconductor composite cathode spreads the current and weakly coupled dielectric buttes (the 2 μm red features visible in the inset below the logo) extract the light optimally from the thick light-emission junctions.
Lasers & Sources

LEDs: Mid-IR LEDs emerge in environmental and health sensing markets

The voracious appetite of the Internet of Things demands high-volume, inexpensive optical sensor nodes. Compared to lasers, mid-IR quantum interband cascade superlattice light...
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Test & Measurement

SERS detection module from Hamamatsu contains a 785 nm laser source

The C13560 surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) detection module is a compact Raman spectrometer.
Detectors & Imaging

Photodiode from Hamamatsu has use in short-range detection for autonomous vehicles

The S10993-05GT is a silicon PIN photodiode for the visible to near-infrared range, with spectral response from 380 to 1100 nm.
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Spatial light modulator from Hamamatsu works with high-power lasers

The X13138 series liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulator has 1272 × 1024 pixel resolution and provides precise phase control.

Hamamatsu's PMT technology yields Nobel glory, profits

Splashing out on R&D has brought Japan's Hamamatsu Photonics both prestige and profit. In 2015, its operating profit on sales, meanwhile, is a hefty 20%.
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Detectors & Imaging

Single-photoelectron calibration of PMTs needs no analytical model

Photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) are essential components of many scientific and other optical systems.
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Neuro15 exhibitors meet exacting demands: Part 1

Increasingly, neuroscientists are working with researchers in disciplines such as chemistry and physics. This trend has been noticed by exhibitors at the Society for Neuroscience...
FIGURE 1. At SPIE Photonics West 2015, Hamamatsu's booth featured a double-track toy car racing game setup that involved two 'racer' participants, who would each wear an electronic headband incorporating a NIRS optical probe able to wirelessly send signals to one of the cars on the track.

Think fast!

Can you control objects with your brain? Visitors to the Hamamatsu Photonics booth during SPIE Photonics West 2015 could—and did, with a little help from a system based on near...
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Test & Measurement

Single-shot cross-correlator has >1010 dynamic range

Scientists have developed a single-shot cross-correlator (SSCC) that permits pulse-contrast measurement with a dynamic range higher than 1010.
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BIOPHOTONICS-BASED INNOVATION: Strategies in Biophotonics highlights moral imperative, practical matters

With its focus on helping system and device developers prepare and launch biophotonics-based innovations, the Strategies in Biophotonics conference covered a range of topics from...
FIGURE 1. A simplified equivalent electrical circuit of a silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) shows three pixels or micro cells.
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Testing Detectors: Understanding key parameters of silicon photomultipliers

Silicon photomultiplier users can expand on basic operating principles by understanding methods that experimentally determine key parameters of this detector such as gain, photon...
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FIGURE 1. An APD from Laser Components can be optimized for shorter wavelengths or for the near-IR. A photon-counting APD (inset) in a TO-46 can is unaffected by magnetic fields.
Detectors & Imaging

Photonics Products: Photodiodes: Silicon low-light photodiodes don't miss a photon

Avalanche photodiodes, silicon photomultipliers, and their variants serve low-light-detection needs, even counting single photons when needed.
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Hamamatsu to showcase fingertip-sized micro-spectrometer head at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2014

The C12666MA is a fingertip-sized, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based spectrometer head for OEMs.
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Detectors & Imaging

Hamamatsu to show InGaAs image sensor for NIR imaging at SPIE DSS 2014

Featuring 64 × 64 pixels and 50 µm pixel pitch, the G11097-0606S is a TE-cooled indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) image sensor that has uses in most near-infrared (NIR) imaging...
FIGURE 1. Each panel shows the same object imaged with an increasing exposure, but scaled for identical display; above each image is the minimum and maximum on the full intensity scale. The mean intensity in ADUs (and photons) is shown in the top left of each image. The first image only uses a fraction of the camera's dynamic range, but is still visually acceptable. Although the images look similar, image-scaling can deceive, possibly resulting in the use of an image with fewer photons and therefore lower signal to noise.
Detectors & Imaging

Scientific Imaging: A guide to choosing and using scientific imaging cameras

Just like any other tool, having a bit of insight into how scientific imaging cameras work in the context of the project at hand -- from the simplest brightfield application to...
Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPCs) from Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu to debut multipixel photon counters at SPIE Photonics West 2014

Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPCs) have uses in compact instrumentation for low-light detection.
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Hamamatsu releases thermopile detectors

The T11262-01 single-element thermopile detector is sensitive to wavelengths from 3 to 5 micron.
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High-power red-emitting GaN LEDs made by europium and magnesium codoping

Toyohashi, Japan--Researchers at Toyohashi University of Technology have created high-power red LEDs by codoping gallium nitride (Gan) with europium (Eu) and magnesium (Mg).
FIGURE 1. A comparison of the structures and operating principles of the μPMT (a) and a conventional head-on PMT (b). The μPMT is the size of a fingertip (inset).
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PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBES: μPMT is key to high-performance portable devices

The tiny size of the μPMT enables onsite applications for photosensing instruments that rely on PMTs.
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Streak camera from Hamamatsu features InP/InGaAs photocathode

The C11293 streak camera has sensitivity in the near-infrared region up to 1650 nm.
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Hamamatsu deuterium light sources for UV applications

The L11798 and L11799 deuterium light sources emit 115–400 and 160–400 nm, respectively, for UV applications such as semiconductor inspection, film thickness measurement, UV-visible...
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Spectrometers from Hamamatsu offer spectral resolution of 0.3 nm

The C11713CA and C11714CA miniature spectrometers have spectral resolution of 0.3 nm for Raman spectroscopy.
The spherical front of a light pulse illuminates a tomato and a roll of tape. The colored bands represent the pulse as it travels over time during a movie, with each band separated by approximately 20 ps.
Detectors & Imaging

HIGH-SPEED CAMERAS: Trillion fps visualizations image light in slow motion

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab have developed a variety of streak camera that can be used to create trillion frame/s visualizations—slowing...

Lemoptix, Hamamatsu Photonics collaborate on MOEMS devices

Laser scanning systems developer Lemoptix and Japan-based Hamamatsu Photonics have signed a long-term collaboration agreement to develop, industrialize, and commercialize MOEMS...
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Streak camera from Hamamatsu measures quantum device response times

The C10910 series streak camera is designed for UV to NIR measurements of extremely fast light phenomena.
FIGURE 1. Analog MPPC signal output on oscilloscope showing photon number resolution.

AVALANCHE PHOTODIODES: Geiger-mode APDs get more channels

Monolithic arrays of Geiger-mode APDs offer researchers a new tool in applications from medical imaging to high-energy physics.
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Hamamatsu IR CCD image sensor for Raman spectroscopy

The S11500-1007 back-thinned CCD for Raman spectroscopy from Hamamatsu Photonics offers a spectral response range from 200 to 1100 nm, and features 40% quantum efficiency at 1000...
FIGURE 1. A multipixel photon counter is a photon-counting device consisting of multiple APD pixels operating in Geiger mode. Each pixel outputs a pulse signal when it detects photons, and the output of the device is the total sum of the outputs from all the pixels.
Detectors & Imaging

APD Arrays: Geiger-mode APD arrays detect low light

Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode arrays overcome limitations of a single device, and can distinguish between multiple-photon and single-photon events.
FIGURE 1. A typical PMT (left) uses dynodes as electron multipliers, while an HPD (right) uses an avalanche diode.
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PHOTOMULTIPLIERS: Hybrid detector combines PMT and semiconductor-diode technologies

Originally developed for particle-physics experiments, the hybrid photodetector offers low-light detection with better pulse height resolution than a PMT, fast time response and...
Avalanche photodiodes are used in positron-emission tomography, which is useful in clinical diagnostics and drug discovery. Here, a custom APD array used for positron-emission tomography of rats has 32 channels.
Detectors & Imaging

Avalanche photodiodes are standouts for infrared

Useful at many wavelengths as a result of their intrinsic gain, avalanche photodiodes work especially well for use in the infrared and in high magnetic fields.
FIGURE 1. Photomultiplier tubes, avalanche photodiodes, and photodiodes each have a characteristic spectral response across the ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared.
Detectors & Imaging

Gain options fulfill application needs

Many analytical instruments are built around optical detection. Finding the right detector for the job requires that the instrument designer balance performance factors, cost,...
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Research markets offer valuable benefits

The research market is not usually profitable, but it is still very dear to detector manufacturers. While it can cost a company as much to serve a research customer placing one...
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Photomultipliers detect rare events

Its unique features have made the PMT popular in such demanding applications as medical imaging, gene sequencing, and high-energy physics.

Imager sees femtosecond-scale birefringence

The ultrafast laser is a scientific tool unlike any other.
Instrument designers for photon-counting systems can incorporate detectors such as the HC-135 photosensor module, which combines a sensitive photomultiplier tube with microprocessor capabilities. This type of module is flexible, accurate, and easy to use.
Detectors & Imaging

Photomultiplier tubes count photons

Detection of weak signals or time-dependent emission often is accomplished by PMTs operating in the photon-counting mode.
Detectors & Imaging

CD sensor

A six-element silicon PIN photodiode is designed for light position sensing and signal detection in devices, such as optical disks and CDs. The Model S6344 has a spectral range...