2024 Prism Awards winners span several photonics areas

Feb. 2, 2024
The annual awards reflect the rapidly growing trajectory of photonics products and photonics-enabled solutions.

On January 31st at SPIE Photonics West, SPIE recognized the most innovative new optics and photonics products during its 16th annual Prism Awards. These awards reflect the rapidly growing trajectory of photonics products and photonics-enabled solutions. Award presenters included Meta’s Leo Baldwin, Ansys’ Sanjay Gangadhara, NIST’s Marla Dowell, Orbis Diagnostics’ Cather Simpson, and Constantin Haefner of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology.

Below is the complete list of the 2024 SPIE Prism Award categories, the winners, and their winning products:


Porotech, DPT (DynamicPixelTuning)


Anello Photonics, SiPhOG (Silicon Photonics Optical Gyroscope)


JenLab, MPTcompact: Multiphoton Tomograph with Femtosecond Fiber Laser

Cameras and Imaging

Thorlabs, Prelude Functional Imaging Microscope


EKSPLA, FemtoLux 30

Quantum Tech

Qunnect, QU-APC: Auto Polarization Compensator


Scantinel Photonics, Scantinel X-One


Frenel Imaging, TPiCore 

Test and Measurement

Persistence Data Mining, Soilytics

This year, SPIE is also showcasing the inaugural SPIE Catalyst Award. This new recognition honors for-profit companies with specific social or environmentally focused programs that have had significant positive impact, either within their workplace, on society at large, or on the environment. The winner of the first-ever SPIE Catalyst Award is Intel Corporation, with their innovative and inclusive Semiconductor Workforce Development programs: Quick Start, the semiconductor-technician-training program, and the Returnships career-returning program.

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