Woburn, MA – November 11, 2010– Energetiq Technology, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-brightness light sources for advanced technology applications, today announced that it has been named a finalist in the 2010 Prism Award International Competition. Prism Awards are given annually by Photonics Media and SPIE to recognize innovation in photonics. Energetiq has been chosen for its innovative EQ-99 product.
The Energetiq EQ-99 LDLS™ Laser-Driven Light Source is a compact, highly stable source of broadband deep ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared light for analytical applications requiring ultra-long lamp life. Employing Energetiq’s patented laser-driven xenon plasma technology, the EQ-99 provides a single-light source solution for researchers and engineers who need much higher brightness broadband light, giving them a cost-effective alternative to purchasing and operating multiple lamps or lasers. The EQ-99 is a lower-cost option in Energetiq’s family of LDLS products and is ideal for use in spectroscopy, biological imaging, and general scientific research applications.
According to Photonics Media, the Prism Awards competition recognizes commercially viable photonics products that break conventional ideas, solve problems, and improve life through the generation and harnessing of light. Companies submit applications for the awards within nine different product categories. Entries are reviewed and finalists from each category are chosen by an independent panel of industry experts. Winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held in January during SPIE Photonics West 2011 in San Francisco.
“We are delighted to be in the running for such a prestigious award for our EQ-99 UV-VIS-NIR source,” said Paul Blackborow, CEO of Energetiq. “Our LDLS™ products enable a new class of higher performance spectroscopic and imaging instruments for our customers. Never before have they had the choice of a light source with such high brightness across such a broadband, combined with a lifetime 10-times that of conventional lamps.”
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