- Prism Awards Entry Deadline is Sept. 12
The submissions deadline for the first annual Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation is Sept. 12. The competition, sponsored by SPIE and Laurin Publishing, is based on the theme that Invention + Commercialization = Innovation, and will recognize products or processes that are making a difference in the marketplace today. Submissions to the global competition must have been first-to-market between September 2007 and September 2008. Award categories include: optics, lasers, other light sources, life sciences, photonics systems, photonics processes, sustainable/green technology, analytical, test and measurement, and detectors, sensing and imaging systems. The competition will be judged by a distinguished, independent panel of acknowledged technology experts in their respective fields. Awards in each category will be presented Jan. 28 at SPIE Photonics West in San Jose, Calif., the largest photonics event in North America on optics, lasers, biomedical optics, optoelectronic components and imaging technologies. To fill out an application, click here; for more information, visit: www.photonicsprismaward.com
- Electromagnetic radiation detectable by the eye, ranging in wavelength from about 400 to 750 nm. In photonic applications light can be considered to cover the nonvisible portion of the spectrum which includes the ultraviolet and the infrared.
- The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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