SPIE is now accepting purposes for its 2023 Prism Awards competitors which honors revolutionary photonics merchandise

BELLINGHAM, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The SPIE Prism Awards, which is able to rejoice their 15th anniversary in 2023 at SPIE Photonics West, are open for purposes now by 15 September 2022. The awards, held yearly by SPIE, the worldwide society for optics and photonics, are a celebration and recognition of the rising vary of technical improvements throughout optics and photonics merchandise in the marketplace in the present day.

Whereas semi-finalists will likely be introduced on-line in November, the awards ceremony itself will likely be a part of a sublime gala occasion on 1 February 2023, throughout SPIE Photonics West. Photonics Media is the media sponsor for the occasion.

“The SPIE Prism Awards ceremony is likely one of the coolest occasions on the SPIE calendar,” stated SPIE CEO Kent Rochford. “Trying again on our earlier winners – and even all of the finalists – is a terrific reminder of the breadth and impression the photonics {industry} has on our every day lives. From healthcare to self-driving automobiles, it is superb what light-based applied sciences can present. I look ahead to celebrating this yr’s winners and invite all who do the arduous work of bringing photonics know-how to market to use.”

Final yr’s Prism Award winners – throughout classes that encompassed such areas as transportation, scientific lasers, sensing, biomedicine, and quantum applied sciences – have been Luxexcel, PlenOptika, Lumotive, SWIR Imaginative and prescient Techniques, LightPath Applied sciences, Zemax, Civan Lasers, BRELYON, Stuttgart Devices, and ColdQuanta. Winners from earlier years have included then-emerging firms or startups equivalent to Double Helix Optics, PhotoniCare, Luminar, Blackmore, and WaveOptics, in addition to extra established {industry} giants like Basic Electrical, IPG Photonics, Edmund Optics, and Leica.

Any photonics or photonics-enabled merchandise launched between 2022 SPIE Photonics West (22-27 January) by September 2022 are eligible. If a product was launched previous to 2022, it could nonetheless be eligible based mostly on its present market place.

For extra data and to use to take part within the Prism Awards, please go to the Prism Award web site.

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