PITTSFIELD, Mass., Nov. 15, 2022 — Breakthrough technologies and companies ranging from exciting, emerging startups to longtime industry stalwarts are among this year’s finalists for the SPIE Prism Awards. The 24 companies, divided into eight categories, will be honored during a gala evening on February 1, 2023 at SPIE Photonics West. The annual event, which recognizes industrial innovation in photonics, will also celebrate its 15th anniversary. As part of the 2023 Prism Awards, SPIE, the international optics and photonics company, received 76 entries from 19 countries.
Dynamic Technology Areas — encompassing augmented and virtual reality hardware, quantum, healthcare and lasers — showcase the range and variety of this year’s entries and finalists. New companies such as Dotphoton, QuiX Quantum, Magic Leap and Philophos will share the gala stage alongside previous Prism champions including 4D Technology, EKSPLA, Norlase, Kyocera SLD Laser and NKT Photonics. Fifteen years later, the Prism Awards continue to recognize and honor the best optical and photonic products and technical innovations brought to market.
The 2023 Prism Awards will be presented at a gala ceremony Feb. 1 at Photonics West in San Francisco.
“The 2023 Prism Award finalists represent the most innovative technologies and developments in the optics and photonics industry,” said Kent Rochford, CEO of SPIE. “The scientists, engineers and companies bringing these exciting products to market are impacting our daily lives and our future prospects in transformative ways, whether they are working on healthcare, augmented and virtual reality, quantum technologies or one of the other categories. I’m very much looking forward to congratulating all of our nominees — as well as recognizing the winners, of course — at our 15th Annual In-Person Gala at Photonics West in February.
“The Prism Awards are the preeminent international competition for showcasing photonics innovations around the world,” said Tom Laurin, President and CEO of Photonics Media. “We are proud to once again present this year’s finalists, a mix of household names and dynamic startups, whose innovations advance the fields of quantum, AR/VR, as well as familiar categories that include cameras and imaging, lasers, sensors, and test and measurement. We wish all the finalists good luck as we look forward to the gala on February 1 when the winners are announced.
The Prism Award finalists and their competing products:
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• Magic Leap, Magic Leap 2
• Porotech, DynamicPixelTuningTM
• TriLite Technologies, Trixel 3
• InnovaQuartz LLC, MegaJOULE LDD
• Norlase, ECHO
• Philophos, Inc., KUOS-O100
Cameras and Imaging
• Metalenz, PolarEyesTM
• Neurescence, ChromatoneTM
• Printoptix GmbH, PTX90-f42
• EKSPLA, PT277-XIR
• Kyocera SLD laser, LaserLight LiFi system
• NKT Photonics, Koheras HARMONIK
• QuiX Quantum, 20-mode quantum photonic processor
• Qunnect, quantum memory
• Vexlum, VALO SHG
• NIL technology, fan-out of diffractive optical elements with integrated collimation
• Ocean Insight, SpeedSorterTM
• Stratio, Inc., BeyonSense
• Dotphoton, Jetraw
• LightTrans International GmbH, VirtualLab Fusion
• Synopsys, MetaOptic Designer
Test and measurement
• 4D technology, 4D SurfSpec
• Gamma Scientific, NED-LMD Rx tester
• Precitec Optronik GmbH, FSS310 flying spot scanner
Photonics Media is the media sponsor of the SPIE Prism Awards. For more information on the Prism Awards — and to buy tickets for the 15th anniversary gala — please visit the official website: www.photonicsprismaward.com.
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