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SPIE Professional January 2010

Finalists Named for Prism Awards

Competition recognizes 29 new photonics technologies and products as award finalists
The Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation recognize the best in new photonics technology and products.

Prism Awards sponsors Laurin Publishing and SPIE have named 29 finalists in the 2009 competition. The Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation recognize the best in new photonics technology and products worldwide.

Finalists in each of the nine categories—Optics; Lasers; Other Light Sources; Detectors, Sensing & Imaging Systems; Analytical, Test & Measurement; Photonics Systems; Photonics Processes; Sustainable/Green Technology; and Life Sciences—are listed below. A distinguished panel of technology experts chose three finalists in each category, except for Other Light Sources and Analytical, Test & Measurement, where there were ties.

Winners will be announced Wednesday, 27 January during SPIE Photonics West at an awards ceremony and banquet in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

Ten companies from Spain, Germany, and the United States received awards for 2008.

For more information: www.PhotonicsPrismAward.com


OneChip Photonics (Canada)
OneChip PIC-based PON transceivers
Semrock Inc. (USA)
Polarizing Beamsplitter Filters
Swamp Optics (USA)
BOA Pulse Compressor


High Q Laser Innovation GmbH (Austria)
Laser Operations LLC - QPC Lasers (USA)
Brightlock Ultra-G
VI Systems GmbH (Germany)
Ultrahigh-Speed Components for Data Networks

Other Light Sources

Hamamatsu Corp. (USA)
160 kV Open-Type Microfocus X-Ray Source
Innovations in Optics Inc. (USA)
LumiBright LS Line Source
Innovations in Optics Inc. (USA)
LumiBright LE Light Engine
National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan)
Sunlight-Style Color-Temperature Tunable OLED

Detectors, Sensing, and Imaging Systems

GE Healthcare (USA)
Gemstone HD CT Detector
InfraTec Infrared LLC (USA)
MEMS Tunable Fabry-Perot Interferometer Microspectrometer for Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy
Novelx (USA)

Analytical, Test, and Measurement

Agilent Technologies (USA)
Scanning Microwave Microscopy
Lehighton Electronics Inc. (USA)
1605 Mobility Mapping Unit
Olympus America (USA)
LEXT OLS-4000 Laser Scanning Microscope
QED Technologies (USA)
Aspheric Stitching Interferometer (ASI)

Photonics Systems

Aerotech (USA)
IRphotonics (Canada)
iCure Thermal Spot Curing System
OEwaves Inc. (USA)
Ultrahigh-Performance Automated Phase Noise Measurement System

Photonics Processes

General Resonance LLC (USA)
Resonance Science
Linden Photonics (USA)
Strong Tether Fiber Optic Cable
Shasta Crystals (USA)
Modified Laser Heated Pedestal Growth Technique

Life Sciences

LightLab Imaging Inc (USA)
C7-XR Optical Coherence Tomography System (FD-OCT)
Nanonics Imaging Ltd. (Israel)
Hydra Multiprobe BioImaging NSOM SPM
Photometrics (USA)
Photometrics Evolve Camera

Sustainable/Green Technology

BaySpec Inc. (USA)
Portability-3 Raman Instrument
Electronic Housekeeper (USA)
Electronic Housekeeper (EHK)
National Semiconductor (USA)
SolarMagic Power Optimizer

advancing the laserAdvancing the LASER

Join in the celebration of the laser anniversary in 2010.

SPIE Members who receive the January 2010 issue of SPIE Professional in the mail and everyone attending SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco will receive a poster depicting 50 years of laser technology.

The poster was produced by SPIE and Laser Focus World, with support from Biophotonic Solutions, DILAS, Edmund Optics, Hellma Optik, CVI Melles Griot, Newport Corp., New Focus, Nufern, OptoSigma, Spectra-Physics, Toptica Photonics, and TRUMPF.

DOI: 10.1117/2.4201001.20

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