Special prize at the nomination for the AMA Innovation Award 2017
The AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement announced in a press release on 16 March 2017 that they had nominated five submissions for the AMA Innovation Award 2017. This year, the Young Enterprise special award was bestowed on SLT Sensor- und Lasertechnik GmbH in Wildau, Germany and representatives of the Berlin Institute of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). They jointly developed detectors for absolute power measurement in the terahertz spectral range. The team of developers saw its major challenge in the fact that, until recently, no calibrated detectors had existed, e.g., for the evaluation of the THz power of time-domain spectroscopy (TDS) systems made by different manufacturers. Three characteristic quantities had not been available: broad-band, extended area, and high sensitivity. The sensors developed meet these requirements and are now sold on a global scale by SLT, including an individual calibration certificate from PTB.
Announcing the award, chairman of the jury Andreas Schütze (Saarland University, Saarbrücken) stated: "We are pleased to be able to bestow the Young Enterprise award on one of the five nominees today. Jens Karsten Lange and his team from SLT GmbH and PTB are invited to present their detectors for absolute power measurement in the terahertz spectral range free of charge at the SENSOR+TEST trade fair held in Nuremberg from 30 May to 1 June 2017. This submission is also a promising candidate for the AMA Innovation Award 2017." The winning team of the AMA Innovation Award will be announced at the opening ceremony of the trade fair on 30 May 2017.
A. Steiger, 7.34, E-Mail: Andreas.Steiger(at)ptb.de