Philips GmbH Photonics Aachen was awarded the
“Innovation Award Laser Technology 2016.”

Philips GmbH Photonics Aachen was awarded the “Innovation Award Laser Technology 2016” on 27 April 2016 in Aachen's town hall. The first place in the open prize competition was awarded to Philips’ VCSEL arrays and laser systems: a novel high-power laser technology for “digital thermal processing”. The jury composed by ten international experts selected 3 outstanding finalists among the 15 submitted applications.

The innovative work of the winning Philips team consists in the development of the VCSEL array chips dedicated for high power application, the packaging and thermal management of the VCSEL arrays including comprehensive finite-element modeling, the system design by tailoring packages of standard building blocks to specific industrial applications and finally the application development itself.

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