Princeton Instruments honored by Laser Focus World 2018 Innovators Awards Program

Princeton Instruments, a leading manufacturer of sensitive low-light imaging and spectroscopic instruments, announced today that its BLAZE® spectroscopy CCD camera was recognized by the judges of the annual Laser Focus World Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of a panel of senior expert professionals.

Princeton Instruments was honored with a Gold award. No other scientific low-light spectroscopy camera can match the performance and ease of use afforded by BLAZE. Revolutionary new sensors with up to 3x higher near-infrared sensitivity as well as spectral rates up to thousands of spectra per second make BLAZE ideal for Raman spectroscopy, photoluminescence, nanoparticle research, carbon nanotube studies, pump-probe experiments, fluorescence, micro-spectroscopy, and more. TRUE -100ºC cooling preserves ultralow dark current for low-light, long-exposure applications.

The BLAZE camera design incorporates new super-deep-depletion HR-Sensors, which offer the highest near-infrared quantum efficiency of any spectroscopic CCD available, or new deep-depletion LD-Sensors, which are specially engineered to provide extremely low dark current (thus allowing long exposures in demanding spectroscopy applications).
“We are very honored that Laser Focus World has recognized our BLAZE camera as one of the most significant spectroscopy products to be introduced during the past year,” remarked Ravi Guntupalli, vice president of sales and marketing at Princeton Instruments. “BLAZE represents Princeton Instruments’ longstanding and unwavering commitment to serve the needs of the scientific spectroscopy community.”

Alan Bergstein, publisher of Laser Focus World (, said “This prestigious program allows Laser Focus World to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and services in the photonics and optoelectronics industry. Our 2018 Honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact.”

The Innovators Awards are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Value to the User
  • Sustainability
  • Meeting a Defined Need
  • Collaboration
  • Impact

The 2018 Laser Focus World Innovators Awards Honorees are featured in the May Issue of Laser Focus World magazine as well as on

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