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Hamamatsu Opens New Facility

Photonics.com
Nov 2009
Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. announced the completion of its new facility for the development of portable products, which combine optical systems with photonic devices. Dubbed the Business Promotion Project Building, the new facility is located on the grounds of the company’s Central Research Laboratory in Japan. The completion ceremony was held on October 16, 2009 and operations will begin this month. The Business Promotion Project Building will serve as a technology center for the various manufacturing divisions of Hamamatsu Photonics and will house equipment that is used in the development of integral optics-based products. It will also be the new offices for R&D groups which have been working on companywide integral optics projects during the past several years. Furthermore, the new facility will enable Hamamatsu Photonics to consolidate its expertise on various technologies related to integral optics, which until now have been distributed among the various divisions of the company. These technologies include those for optical systems design, optical thin film manufacturing and MOEMS/opto-nanotechnology device fabrication.



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photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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