Innovation Award 2023—and the winner is Civan Lasers!

The Innovation Award is organised by the british publishing house Europa Science and LASER World of PHOTONICS.

For the third time, the award was hosted at LASER World of PHOTONICS. Exhibitors of LASER World of PHOTONICS and World of QUANTUM could submit their innovation in different categories. With more than 50 submissions, the Innovation Award was again a great success.

In 2023, Civan Lasers won the 5,000 euro Innovation Award for its DBL 100 KW. Congratulations!

The category winners 2023

  • Civan Lasers – DBL 100 KW (Laser systems for industrial production engineering)
  • Twenty-One Semiconductors GmbH - MEXL Gain Crystals (Laser and optoelectronics / Illumination and energy)
  • PicoQuant – Luminosa (Biophotonics and medical engineering)
  • Ushio, high power 700nm laser diode (Quantum Technologies)
  • Trioptics - OptiSurf® with LensGage (Optics / Manufacturing technology for optics)
  • Castor Optics - Thorlabs - 2 Mode Selective Photonic Lantern (Sensors, test and measurement / Optical Measuring Systems / Imaging)

Photo gallery of the Innovation Award 2023

Jury of the Innovation Award 2023


Adam T. Clare

Association of Laser Users (AILU)

Tom Hausken

Optica – formerly OSA

Chris Yates

Vision Ventures, Germany

Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders

TOPTICA Photonics AG

Prof. Peter Loosen

Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT

Prof. Jürgen Popp

Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Technologien Jena

Dr. Peter Soldan

VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH

Prof. Ronald Sroka

LIFE-Center, Hospital of University Munich

Dr. Wenko Süptitz


Prof. Andreas Tünnermann

Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik IOF

Prof. Paul Urbach

TU Delft