New high-speed InGaAs area image sensor with a wider dynamic range, and increased speed and accuracy for plastic sorting and similar applications

By leveraging our unique circuit design technology, Hamamatsu Photonics has successfully designed and developed a new near-infrared area image sensor. It boosts a high speed and a wide dynamic range which has increased by up to two times compared to current products for hyperspectral cameras. Named the G16564-0808T, it is made from indium (In), gallium (Ga), and arsenic (As) materials. The user can select the signal read-out wavelength, making it widely applicable to the imaging and measurement of objects with different material compositions and sizes such as for plastic recycling and quality control in drugs and foods including plant-based alternatives.
 As we strive for a more sustainable society, we envision that this new area image sensor will be essential for decarbonization and used as a countermeasure to cope with food shortages caused by population growth.
 Sales of the G16564-0808T will start on Wednesday, November 1 this year for domestic and overseas manufacturers of industrial cameras. The G16564-0808T will also be on display at PHOTON FAIR 2023 which is an all-inclusive Hamamatsu Photonics exhibition showing off our advanced technologies and products held from November 16 at Act City Hamamatsu (Naka-ku, Hamamatsu City, Japan).