SAN FRANCISCO, California, USA (PRWEB) February 06, 2013
An early-stage diagnostic tool for skin cancers, a portable device to test for toxins in water and food, and a versatile laser capable of meeting multiple industrial needs were among 10 winners of the annual Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation announced Wednesday 6 February at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco.
Sponsored by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Photonics Media, the annual awards recognize photonic products that break with conventional ideas, solve problems, and improve life through the application of light-based technologies.
Results were determined by a panel of expert judges, and included a tie between the top two entries in the particularly competitive Green Photonics category.
“This year’s Prism winners serve as inspiring examples of the many ways ubiquitous photonics technologies touch and improve our lives ? diagnosing and treating disease, ensuring food hygiene and water purity, maintaining safety in our communities ? as well as improve research capabilities to address those and other challenges” said SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs. “While the Prism Awards provide well-deserved recognition for these innovative companies, they also serve to underscore the powerful role of photonics R&D in effecting positive change in the world.”
Defense and Security: OEwaves (Pasadena, California) won for its Micro-Opto-Electronic-Oscillator
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