SPIE Names Winners of the 15th Annual Prism Awards | Business | Feb 2023

SPIE Names Winners of the 15th Annual Prism Awards | Business | Feb 2023

SAN FRANCISCO, February 2, 2023 – SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, yesterday recognized the top-scoring new optics and photonics products with the industry-focused Prism Awards. The gala evening, held during SPIE Photonics West, also marked the 15th anniversary of the Prism Awards with a champagne toast, a timeline gallery of past winners and a video showcasing Prism highlights from a decade and a half.

Each year, the SPIE Prism Awards reflect the fast-growing development, exciting latest developments and rich technical innovations in the photonics and photonics-enabled industries. This year, the annual ceremony honored a number of established and emerging companies that apply innovative and creative solutions to critical problems in areas such as augmented and virtual reality, sensors, lasers, quantum technology and biomedical optical solutions. SPIE received 76 applications from 19 countries for consideration at the Prism Awards 2023.

The finalists and winners were selected by an international jury that brought their knowledge and acumen in the areas of technology commercialization and finance. Distinguished judges included FDA’s Zane Arp, iFocus’ Adi Diner, AXA-XL’s Simi George, MKS Instruments’ Marc D. Himel, Coherent’s Qiongying Hu, Chromacity’s Shahida Imani, Teledyne Princeton Instruments’ Jason McClure, Alison McLeod from Technology Scotland, Nishant Mohan from Tesseract Health, Cather Simpson from Engender Technologies, Linda Smith from Ceres Technology Advisors, Mark A. Tolbert from TOPTICA and Ferechteh Teherani from Nanovation.

The winners and presenters of the SPIE Prism Award 2023 celebrate their achievements and 15 years of photonics innovations. Courtesy of SPIE.

“The Prism Awards always showcase an impressive array of innovative solutions based on optics and photonics technology,” said Kent Rochford, CEO of SPIE. “By providing products powered by photonics, all of these companies – and I include the finalists as well as tonight’s winners – offer an amazing array of impactful technologies that will transform lives around the world. I am delighted to be here tonight to personally congratulate them.”

“The array of technology solutions showcased at this year’s PRISM Awards leaves no doubt that innovation in optics and photonics continues on a deeply ambitious trajectory,” said Tom Laurin, President and CEO of Photonics Media. “All of the finalists, and especially this year’s winners, show that our industry continues to provide breakthrough solutions for cutting-edge applications in quantum engineering, integrated photonics, datacoms and healthcare, among others. We congratulate the winners on their performance.”

Below is the full list of award categories, winners and their winning products:

AR VR MR: TriLite Technologies, Trixel 3

Biomedical: Philophos, KUOS-O100

Cameras and imaging: Metallenz, PolarEyesTM

Laser: Kyocera SLD laser, LaserLight LiFi system

Quantum Technology: QuiX Quantum, Quantum Photonic Processor with 20 modes

Sensors: Ocean Insight, SpeedSorterTM

Software: Point Photon, Jetraw

Testing and measurement: Precitec Optronik, Flying Spot Scanner (FSS 310)

Photonics Media is the advertising sponsor of the SPIE Prism Awards. For more information on the Prism Awards and the 2023 winners, visit www.photonicsprismaward.com.

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