News | January 25, 2012

PD-LD's LabSource LS-2 Module Wins The 2011 SPIE Prism Award


PD-LD Inc. ("PD-LD or the "Company"), the worldwide leader in Volume-Bragg Grating (VBG) technology is delighted to announce that its new LabSource LS-2 module has been declared the winner of the 2011 Prism Award, for Photonics Innovation in the Scientific Lasers Category. The PRISM awards, given annually at SPIE Photonics West, identify the most innovative and marketeable new product launches of 2011 in 9 categories of photonics. The scientific laser category focuses on laser-based products with diverse, interdisciplinary applications that can be used across a wide range of industries.

"Receiving this award is testament to the fact that PD-LD's LabSource is an outstanding new product that is poised to make a difference in a wide array of laboratory settings," said PD-LD CEO Vladimir Ban.

The scientific laser category of the PRISM award focuses on new products that are the result of collaborative development processes between scientists, engineers, designers, and other technical and marketing personnel, "Combining input from customers, designers, and our own engineering, marketing, and manufacturing teams, we were able to come up with a product that features both technical superiority and ease of use," explained Uri Abrams, PD-LD's President. "Furthermore, the dual-laser LabSource module provides the first turnkey SERDS solution on the market."

The company reports an outstanding level of interest to this new product at Photonics West in San Francisco. "The work that PD-LD is doing underscores the innovation in our industry" said Pamela Robertson of SPIE. "These products will shape the future of photonics industry." A live demonstration of the LabSource LS-2 module is available at PD-LD's booth (# 828 South Hall) at Photonics West in San Francisco. For those that cannot make it to the show floor for a live demo, the company encourages scientists to contact PD-LD's applications group directly to schedule an on-site demo.

PD-LD is excited to build on the LabSource's launch momentum. "The LabSource represents a significant development in the evolution of PD-LD's VBG-stabilized product line, and we are confident that both the single and dual-source modules have widereaching market potential," PD-LD's VP of Sales, Tom DeBerardine, added. "We are excited to see that the greater photonics community is recognizing this product's potential as well."

About PD-LD
PD-LD, Inc., a specialty photonic packaging company, headquartered in Pennington, N.J. is a U.S. manufacturer and assembler of pigtailed and receptacle mounted fiber coupled laser diodes, LED's, Detectors, high power pulsed lasers and bi-directional devices for the optical communications, test equipment and medical industries. Named one the fasted growing technology companies in N.J., PD-LD has also been very successful in developing a new Volume Bragg Grating (VBG) technology, with wide applications in many branches of photonic industries. The company provides custom Volume Bragg Grating (VBG) elements, VBG stabilized lasers and sub-systems for a variety of applications, including Raman Spectroscopy, Flow Cytometry, Medical Instrumentation, High Power Lasers and Displays. PD-LD currently licenses the VBG technology to other companies active in the field. The technology is protected by 20 issued patents, with more pending. For more information, visit or .