Ocean Optics Wins Third Prestigious Photonics Circle of Excellence Award

LIBS2000+ Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectrometer System Named in Top 25 Most Technically Innovative Products in 2003

Ocean Optics, Inc., has earned the 2003 Photonics Circle of Excellence Award for its LIBS200+ Laser-induced Breakdown Spectrometer System, the world's first LIBS system to provide full spectral analysis from 200-980 nm at 0.1 nm resolution (FWHM) in a single laser pulse.

The Photonics Circle of Excellence Award is bestowed annually on the 25 most technically innovative new products of the year, as judged by the distinguished members of the Photonics Spectra magazine Editorial Advisory Board. According to the trade publication, the annual competition contributes to the health of the photonics industry and brings honor to the innovators who are developing tomorrow's products.

The 16th Annual Photonics Circle of Excellence Awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the Photonics West 2004 Conference; the awards were presented on January 27 at a ceremony held at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. Accepting the award on behalf of Ocean Optics were Dr. Roy Walters, Director of R&D, Leeward Bean, Director of Sales, and Rob Morris, Director of Marketing, and Jeremy Rose, Senior R&D Software Engineer.

The Ocean Optics LIBS2000+ Laser-induced Breakdown Spectrometer System is the world's first LIBS system to provide broadband (200-980 nm) spectral analysis at 0.1 nm resolution (FWHM), of material or biological samples in a single laser pulse. The system can be used to qualify total elemental composition of a sample including trace elements in solids, liquids and gases and is ideal for a multitude of applications such as environmental analysis, materials analysis, explosives identification and chemical/biological assays.

The LIBS2000+ is the third Ocean Optics product to earn a Photonics Circle of Excellence Award. In 2000, the company's Palm-SPEC was similarly honored. In 1993, the company was honored with its first award for its S1000 Miniature Fiber Optic Spectrometer.

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