Prism Awards
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Congratulations to these Prism Award Winners, recognized at Photonics West 2012
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Defense and Security
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Detectors, Sensing, Imaging, and Cameras
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Green Photonics and Sustainable Energy
Physical Optics Corporation
Mobile ELISA-based
Pathogen Detection
A portable, low-cost, plug-and-play USB-powered bio-hazard detection system that is based on a disposable microfluidic chip for multiple-threat detection and a highly sensitive portable microfluidic fluorescence measurement unit.
A diagnostic system mounted to the front of high-speed trains that performs an in-depth inspection and analysis of tunnels and clearance profiles on railways, capturing image data of obstacles that may hinder the safe transport of rail passengers and cargo.
Tunable diode laser spectroscopy (TDLS) is a versatile technique for detection of molecular constituents in gas phase. There are many instruments detecting gases like CO, CO2, H2O, O2, NH3, SO2, and many more in the region between 760nm and 2.9µm.
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Industrial Lasers
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Life Sciences and Biophotonics
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Optics and Optical Components
Amplitude Systèmes
Satsuma HE
89 North
Heliophor
The Satsuma HE is a compact, high energy ultrafast fiber laser, delivering ultrashort pulse duration ( as low as 250 fs), high repetition rate (1 MHz or more) and high energy (up to 10 µJ) in a compact, and highly stable housing. It is the most advanced ultrafast fiber laser available on the market today.
A pumped-phosphor light engine for quantitative fluorescence microscopy. The Heliophor’s stability and straightforward calibration system ensure that output intensity is consistent across measurements, allowing repeatable, truly quantitative fluorescent analysis.
An extremely compact and low-cost solution for effectively reducing speckle contrast in laser illumination. Optotune's laser speckle reducer is the ideal choice for application in laser projection displays, beam homogenizer, metrology, microscopy, interferometry, and lithography.
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Other Light Sources
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Scientific Lasers
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Test, Measurement, Metrology
A small, robust, narrow linewidth semiconductor laser that will expand the range of advanced sensing and detection. The laser sources unique design is based on the self-injection locking of a suitable commercially available laser diode.
A dual-laser source for use in Shifted Excitation Raman Difference Spectroscopy (SERDS). It allows accurate and consistent subtraction of the fluorescence contribution from the Raman signal, enabling significantly better signal-to-noise ratio compared with the competing methods.
True Surface Microscopy follows the surface topography with high precision, so that even rough or inclined samples always stay in focus while performing confocal (Raman) imaging.
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