On Wednesday, May 13, the winners of the 2015 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Awards will present their innovative products on the CLEO conference show floor. As part of the "Market Focus" presentations, CLEO attendees can come and hear first hand why these products were selected as the most innovative in 2015.
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The presentations take place in the Market Focus pavilion on May 13 on the CLEO: 2015 show floor. The 2015 winning companies and their innovations will be presented as follows:
13:00 - 13:20 Analytical Instruments or Systems Category Winner
AUREA Technology – Booth 1435
For the first “all-in-one” Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) analyzer with fully integrated picosecond laser source and novel time-to-digital-converter technologies that delivers ultra-high photon detection efficiency and low-dark-count-rate within the 400 nm to 1700 nm range in a compact package with an easy to use customer-centric graphical user interface.
13:20 - 13:40 Lasers and Sources Category Winner
Northrop Grumman – Cutting Edge Optronics – Booth 2312
Gigashot-HE all-diode-pumped Joule class laser system
The Gigashot-HE diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) Nd:YAG laser system outputs more than 2 J of 532 nm energy in each sub-10 ns pulse at 10 Hz with a near-field flat-top beam profile. Using long-life QCW pump laser diodes operating for more than 10 billion shots, this system is scalable to repetition rates greater than 100Hz and is an ideal pump source for Ti:Sapphire amplifiers, OPOs and OPCPAs, and for terawatt/petawatt high-energy science.
13:40 - 14:00 Optical Components Category Winner
Inrad Optics – Booth 1917
Stilbene crystals for neutron detection
For the development of large single crystals of stilbene--an organic scintillator that, when coupled with a photodetector, has superior performance for applications in fast neutron detection in a gamma background--and the successful transition of stilbene crystal growth methods from an R&D setting into low-rate commercial production.
A video of the CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award winners will also appear on the Laser Focus World website shortly after the conference concludes.