InfraTec's Fabry-Perot Detector wins PRISM AWARD

Microspectrometer for gas analysis asserts itself
Prism Award, received for the microspectrometer for gas analysis (PresseBox) (Dresden, ) On January 27, 2010 InfraTec was awarded one of the PRISM AWARDS at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, the biggest conference and fair for optical technologies. The PRISM AWARD is given in 9 categories and recognizes the best innovations in the field of optical and photonic technologies and products.

The SPIE society was founded in 1955 as Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers. Since the 80s its aim as a non-profit international organization has been the exchange, collection and propagation of knowledge in optics. SPIE is respected around the world as the highest board for photonic technologies. The PRISM AWARD introduced in 2008 are considered among experts as the “OSCAR” of photonic technologies and products.

InfraTec had submitted, via its North American subsidiary InfraTec Infrared LLC, the product ”New MEMS tunable Fabry-Perot Interferometer Microspectrometer for Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy“ for consideration. In the highly competitive category “Detectors, Sensing and Imaging Systems“ we stood up against well-known competition. After already being awarded with the German ”AMA-Sensorinnovationspreis“ in 2008, the Prism Award 2009 confirms the top position of the Fabry-Perot Microspectrometer.

This result could only be achieved by excellent collaboration with our colleagues from both the Center for Microtechnologies at the Chemnitz University of Technology and the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS. It emphasizes the innovation potential of our region in the field of unique technologies and products.

The microspectrometer product family has already been brought to market for the wavelength region between (3.0 … 4.1) µm and (3.9 … 4.8) µm. By the end of 2010 a new version for the wavelength region between (8.0 … 10.5) µm will be available. A prototype of this long wave version will be demonstrated in function at the booth of our German distribution partner Lasercomponents GmbH at the Sensor+Test fair 2010 in Nürnberg. InfraTec is also planning to offer a dual band microspectrometer, which combines a short and long wavelength tuning range within one device. The mixed spectral information will be internally divided by a beamsplitter and provided separately at the device output.

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