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Prism Awards 2021

Industry giants and emerging challengers will be honored at the Prism Awards in a virtual ceremony in March 2021. The annual black-tie event, now in its 13th year, recognizes industrial innovation in photonics in multiple categories. For the consideration of the 2021 Prism Awards, SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and media partner Photonics Media received 149 applications from 18 countries.

Notable trends in quantum, manufacturing, healthcare, smart sensing, and autonomous transportation mark this year's entries and finalists. Emerging companies Lumedica and Qnami and returning Prism champions WaveOptics and nLight will share the stage alongside industry stalwarts such as IPG and Osram. With ten categories ranging from manufacturing, vision technology, and life sciences to transportation, quality control, and medical devices, the Prism Awards showcase the latest products and technical innovations across optics and photonics.

A full list of the Prism Award finalists and their competing technologies:

Life Sciences
• Augmentiqs Medical, Augmentiqs 1000
• IPG Photonics, YLPF-FlexO
• OmniVision Technologies, OVM6948 CameraCubeChipTM

Manufacturing
• BMF (Boston Micro Fabrication), microArch S240
• IPG Photonics, LightWELD 1500
• nLight, AFX

Medical Devices
• Endofotonics, SPECTRA IMDxTM
• Lumedica Vision, OQ EyeScope
• Norlase, LION

Quality Control
• Ophir, LBS-300HP-NIR
• Teledyne DALSA, Linea HS 32k TDI Camera
• RoadVista, StripeMaster 3 Retroreflectometer

Quantum
• AUREA Technology, Quantum Entangled Twin Photon Source
• Element Six, DNV-B1TM
• Qnami, Qnami ProteusQ

Safety & Security
• Alakai Defense Systems, Situational Awareness for First Responders (SAFR)
• Cubert, ULTRIS 20 Hyperspectral Camera
• RaySecur, MailSecur mmWave Scanner

Software
• ALPhANOV, Immersive Photonics Lab
• Beijing JCZ Technology, EZCAD Laser Processing Software
• OptoTest, OPL-CLX Software Suite

Smart Sensing
• Luxmux, Ultrawide Tunable Fabry Perot Laser
• mirSense, New QCLs from 10µm to 17µm
• nanoLambda, Digital Nano Spectrometer

Transportation
• AEye, AEye 4Sight M
• Lumotive, X20 LiDAR
• SLD Laser, LaserLight W-IR SMD

Vision Technology
• Gamma Scientific, NED-LMD Waveguide Tester
• OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, 550 aperture PowerBoost VCSEL
• WaveOptics, WaveOptics Waveguide Platforms

Labels: Prism Awards,Photonics West,SPIE

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