Daylight Solutions Wins National Award for Innovation


Feb 06, 2009 – POWAY, Calif., Feb 06, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) – Daylight Solutions is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, the company was presented with a 2008 Prism Award. The Prism Awards recognize the best in innovative technology within the multi-billion dollar photonics industry. Daylight Solutions received a Prism Award in the Laser category for its broadly tunable, CW Mode-hop-free laser system. The awards banquet and ceremony was held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California, in conjunction with the SPIE Photonics West 2009 conference and exhibition, the largest event of its kind in the field.

The eleven 2008 Prism award winners were narrowed from a pool of 130 applicants and 74 finalists. The ten award categories included optics; lasers; other light sources; detectors, sensing & imagining systems; analytical, test & measurement; photonics systems; photonics processes; sustainable/green technology; life sciences; and overall winner (best in show). The distinguished panel of 28 judges, recognized experts in their various fields, represented multiple disciplines and countries, including the USA, UK, Poland, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Ireland, and China.

Dr. Timothy Day, Daylight Solutions’ CEO, CTO, and Chairman of the Board of Directors states, “We are very pleased to receive this award, especially considering the excellence of the judges and competition. We anticipate many positive things for the future of Daylight Solutions.”

This is not the first time Daylight Solutions has been recognized for its pioneering technology. The company’s broadly tunable ECqcLs won the Photonics Applications System Technologies (PhAST) 2006 Innovation award. This award honored the most timely, ground-breaking products in the field of laser science. The company continues to lead in innovation, and currently manufactures the world’s leading miniaturized, mid-infrared tunable and fixed wavelength lasers. Applications of this technology include industrial process controls, cellular imaging, molecular detection, and detection of chemical and biological agents.

Paul Larson, Daylight Solutions’ President, COO, and Director, adds, “Winning this award exemplifies the important role that our partners and suppliers play in this process. This is result of a truly successful collaboration.”

Daylight Solutions, headquartered in Poway, CA, is a manufacturer of advanced molecular detection and imaging systems, including the world’s most advanced mid-infrared laser systems. The company’s tunable and fixed wavelength lasers provide the core technology for significant advancements in medical diagnostics, research, defense, and industrial/environmental monitoring. The company holds numerous patents in broadly tunable, External Cavity laser systems based on Quantum Cascade technology (ECqcL) for the Mid-IR. Daylight Solutions’ team consists of world-renowned experts in various disciplines. For more information, visit

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