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  • Laurin Publishing 2001 Photonics Awards

Photonics Spectra
Jan 2002
The Distinction in Photonics Award: Honoring Individual Achievement

The Distinction in Photonics Award honors those individuals whose dedicated service over the years has contributed to the growth and prosperity of the photonics industry. The publishers and editors at Laurin Publishing are pleased to present the 2001 Distinction in Photonics Award to:
  • Teruo Hiruma, Hamamatsu Photonics KK
  • Dr. Donald B. Keck, Corning Incorporated
who, through tireless devotion to their companies, employees and industry associations, have furthered the cause of the photonics industry.

The Photonics Circle of Excellence Awards: Recognizing the 25 Most Technically Innovative New Products of the Year

For more than a decade, these annual awards have recognized the enterprising companies and individuals who have refused to accept the status quo and have instead pushed the limits of technology to develop new photonic products and processes.

This year's 25 winning products were chosen from among the hundreds of entries submitted from around the world. They have survived the toughest scrutiny: judgment by the members of Photonics Spectra's Editorial Advisory Board -- a panel of recognized experts in a variety of disciplines.

The 2001 Circle of Excellence Award Winners:

  • Agere Systems - 2722 Lithium Niobate Polarization Controller
  • Andor Technology Ltd. - DV 465 Electron-Multiplying CCD
  • Beam Co. - Crystal-Scan Laser Beam Multimeter
  • Cisco Systems Inc. - ONS 15540 Extended Services Platform
  • CogniTens Ltd. - Optigo 100E Noncontact 3-D Measurement System
  • Coherent Inc., Photonics Group, Laser Div. - Sapphire Laser
  • Eastman Kodak Co., Image Sensor Solutions - 16-Million-Pixel Full-Frame CCD Image Sensor
  • Emcore Corp. - 10-Gb/s Oxide VCSEL
  • General Photonics Corp. - Dynamic Differential Group Delay Module
  • Hamamatsu Photonics KK - Programmable Phase Modulator
  • IMRA America Inc. - A-70 Ultrafast Fiber Laser
  • JDS Uniphase Corp. - Fiber Bragg Grating Tunable Dispersion Compensator
  • LaserComm Inc. - Hi-Mode Dispersion Management Device
  • New Focus Inc. - TLS 420C Widely Tunable Laser Module
  • Nortel Networks Optical Components - LCW5 High-Power Tunable Laser
  • NTT Electronics Corp. - Polarization-Maintaining Arrayed Waveguide Grating
  • Photobit Technology - PB-MV13 1.3-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor
  • Photonfocus AG - MV-D1024k Digital Camera
  • Polytec PI Inc. - MSV-300 Micro-Scanning Vibrometer
  • QED Technologies Inc. - Q22-Y Magnetorheological Finishing Raster System
  • Scientific Solutions Inc. - NIR High-Resolution Liquid Crystal Fabry-Perot Etalon
  • Spectra-Physics - Millennia UV Laser
  • TNP Instruments Inc. - DUV-250 Deep-UV Microscope
  • Veeco Instruments Inc., Metrology Group - Optium Automated Filter Test and Sort System
  • WaveFront Sciences Inc. - Columbus Wafer Nanotopography System

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