Detectors, Sensing, Imaging, and Cameras: Princeton Instruments (Trenton, New Jersey) won with its IsoPlane SCT Spectrograph, giving researchers the ability to utilize the full spatial extent of their detectors without loss of spectral or spatial resolution.
Green Photonics (tie): The Visualant (Seattle, Washington) ChromaID device tests virtually any material, aerosol, or color using spectral pattern matching technology. The device collects light patterns using a panel of LEDs. Processing software matches the reflected pattern against a database in the cloud, and a Bluetooth interface communicates with smartphones for field testing of water, food, and fuel.
Green Photonics (tie): LEOSPHERE of Orsay, France, won for its R-MAN510. With Raman and dual-polarized channels, the eye-safe, networkable device combines the full performance of sophisticated research lidar with the compactness and low maintenance requirements of cloud ceilometers.
Industrial Lasers: TeraDiode (Wilmington, Massachusetts) won with its TeraBlade 2kW High Brightness Direct Diode Laser, a high-brightness laser emitter that allows direct diode lasers to cut and weld steel in industrial applications. Its wavelength beam-combining technology combines the output of any number, type, wavelength, or power of laser emitters into a single, incoherent laser beam while retaining the brightness of the original emitters.
Life Sciences and Biophotonics: The Verisante Technology (Vancouver, Canada) Aura is a novel Raman spectroscopy device designed to aid in the early detection of all forms of skin cancer including melanoma, basal and squamous cell carcinoma. The underlying technology has also shown promise in the early detection of other cancers including lung, cervix, and colon cance
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