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Prism Awards open for entries

28 Jun 2010

SPIE invites photonics innovators to vie for 2010 Prism Awards.

Whether you're a core optics company like Hamamatsu, an internationally recognized corporation like National Semiconductor and Agilent Technologies, or a burgeoning business like Swamp Optics and Lightlab Imaging LLC, the 2010 Prism Awards seek to recognize your pioneering, innovative product.

Entries are being accepted now through 15 September for the Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation, an international competition to recognize photonics products that break conventional ideas, solve problems and improve life with photonics.

Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of acknowledged technology experts in their respective fields. Award categories are:

  • defense and security
  • green photonics/energy efficiency
  • life sciences and biophotonics
  • information and communication
  • optics and optical components
  • scientific lasers
  • industrial lasers
  • other light sources
  • detectors, sensing, imaging and cameras
  • test, measurement, metrology
  • nanophotonics.

Winners will be announced at the Prism Awards Banquet at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, California, on Wednesday 26 January 2011.

Winners for 2009 by category and their products were:

  • Agilent Technologies, "analytical, test and measurement" (tie): scanning microwave microscopy
  • Lehighton Electronics, "analytical, test and measurement" (tie): 1605 Mobility Mapping Unit
  • InfraTec Infrared, "detectors, sensing and imaging": new MEMS tunable Fabry-Perot interferometer microspectrometer for infrared absorption spectroscopy
  • Laser Operations – QPC Lasers, "lasers": Brightlock Ultra-G
  • LightLab Imaging, "life sciences": C7-XR Optical Coherence Tomography System
  • Swamp Optics, "optics": BOA (Bother-free Optimized Arrangement) Pulse Compressor
  • Hamamatsu, "other light sources": 160 kV Open Type Microfocus X-ray Source
  • Linden Photonics, "photonics processes": strong tether fibre optic cable (STFOC)
  • IRphotonics, "photonics systems": iCure Thermal Spot Curing system
  • National Semiconductor, "sustainable/green technology": SolarMagic Power Optimizer.

The Prism Awards are sponsored by SPIE and Photonics Media. For more information, or to fill out an application, visit photonicsprismawards.com.

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