BELLINGHAM, Wash. and PITTSFIELD, Mass., Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Disruptive technology for assessing chemical composition in real time, a high-resolution LiDAR system for self-driving vehicles, and a smartphone-add-on sensor for noncontact healthcare tests are among finalists for the prestigious 2018 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation.
Organized by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and sponsored by Photonics Media to honor groundbreaking inventions within the high-impact industry of optics and photonics, the Prism Awards are celebrating 10 years in 2018.
“The Prism Awards are shining an even wider spotlight on photonics this year, with ten categories rather than the usual nine,” said SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs.
“Photonics Media has been a proud Prism Awards sponsor, with SPIE, since the beginning, and as we commemorate the Awards’ 10th year, we celebrate the continued growth in optics and photonics,” said Thomas Laurin, president and CEO of Laurin Publishing.
Winners will be announced 31 January during SPIE Photonics West (www.spie.org/PW) in San Francisco, California.
Finalist product details are at www.photonicsprismaward.com. Companies are:
Detectors and Sensors
NKT Photonics Princeton Infrared Technologies Xenics
Block Engineering Blue Industry and Science Daylight Solutions
Illumination and Light Sources
Lumileds OSRAM Opto Semiconductors SoraaLaser
Imaging and Cameras
Daylight Solutions Luminar Teledyne DALSA
Class 5 Photonics KMLabs Optores GmbH
Life Science Instrumentation
neaspec Quantumcyte Tomocube
Material Processing and Additive Manufacturing
Han’s Laser Technology Industry Group LIMO NUBURU
Medical Diagnostics and Therapeutics
ContinUse Biometrics Lightpoint Medical Lumedica
Optics and Optomechanical Components
AdlOptica Optical Systems Optotune Switzerland Spectrolight
Test and Measurement
Gamma Scientific Si-Ware Systems Spheryx
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering, and technology. The Society serves 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library. In 2016, SPIE provided $4 million supporting education and outreach programs. www.spie.org
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