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2010 Prism Award finalists are announced

23 November 2010

Gala banquet for presentation of 2009 Prism Awards

Industry leaders gather annually to honor innovation at the Prism Awards gala banquet during SPIE Photonics West. Above, a scene from last January's banquet at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA -- Finalists have been named in nine categories for the 2010 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation, sponsored by SPIE and Photonics Media.

Winners will be announced at gala ceremony on 26 January during SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, by industry leaders including Stuart Schoenmann (CVI Melles Griot), Milton Chang (Incubic), Robert Edmund (Edmund Optics), Maria Paasch (SCHOTT), Valentin Gapontsev (IPG Photonics), Ken Kaufmann (Hamamatsu), Ronald Driggers (Naval Research Lab), Michael Mertin (JENOPTIK), and David Hardwick (IMRA America) .Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation

The Prism Awards program recognizes photonics products that break with conventional ideas, solve problems, and improve life through the generation and harnessing of light. Finalists and winners are chosen by an independent panel of industry experts.

Seventeen of the finalists will exhibit at the Photonics West exhibition at the Moscone Center 25-27 January. Booth numbers are noted in the alphabetical listing below of finalists and their product entries.

For more information on the awards program, visit photonicsprimaward.com.

Defense and Security

Detectors, Sensing, Imaging, and Cameras

Industrial Lasers

Information and Communication

Life Sciences and Biophotonics

Optics and Optical Components

Other Light Sources

Scientific Lasers

Test, Measurement, Metrology

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