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First Prize

Disk Laser

Workgroup Disk Laser, University of Stuttgart

University of Stuttgart, Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge (IFSW)

The disk laser is one of the most important developments in recent laser technology. Based on a revolutionary new concept, it allows a whole range of new possibilities with its high-efficiency beam quality, high laser output suitability, and ultra-short pulse capacity. This laser-source concept will improve existing applications in material processing, laser medicine, and other sectors while enabling new applications yet to come.

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Second Prize

Femtosecond Laser Scalpel for Corneal Surgery

Dr. Tibor Juhasz, Dr. Ronald Kurtz

University of Michigan
IntraLase Corp., USA

A femtosecond laser scalpel allows controlled incisions of the cornea of the eye, and also below its surface, without damaging the surrounding tissue. The risk of damage during incision of the cornea can thus be avoided, especially with the increased demand for corrective surgery.

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Third Prize

Optical Nanoscopy with Ultra-Short-Pulse Laser and Stimulated Emission

Dr. Stefan Hell, Marcus Dyba und Dr. Alexander Egner

Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen

A new microscopy method with ultra-short-pulse lasers has made it possible, for the first time, to take pictures of the interior of a living cell. This technology permits new insights and findings for research into biological life in the nanometer range. In the post-genome age, it also supports the development of new therapies and new medication.

Finalists

Non-invasive optical biopsy using ultrahigh resolution, spectroscopic coherence tomography

Non-invasive optical biopsy using ultrahigh resolution, spectroscopic coherence tomography

Professor Dr. Wolfgang Drexler
Center for Medical Physics, University of Vienna, Austria

UV-diode based laser instrument for in-vivo measurements

A new UV-diode based laser instrument for in-vivo measurements of tissue vitality

Dr. Anselm J. Deninger, Dr. Wilhelm G. Kaenders
Toptica Photonics AG, Germany

Professor Dr. Avraham Mayevsky at al.
Vital Medical Ltd, Israe

Designed Materials by closed loop Direct Metal Deposition

Designed Materials by closed loop Direct Metal Deposition: CAD to part

Professor Dr. Jyotirmoy Mazumder
University of Michigan, USA

Digital speckle correlation: A tool for NDT

Digital speckle correlation: A tool for NDT and the control of surface processes

Thomas Fricke-Begemann
University of Oldenburg, Germany

Novel laser system and laser irradiation method for LITT

Novel laser system and laser irradiation method reduced the risk of carbonization during LITT: Assessed by MR temperature measurement

Professor Dr. Mitsunori Matsumae et al.
Tokai University, Japan

Award Ceremny

Scientific Awards presented by the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung for the second time

At the official award ceremony, held on October 18, 2002, at the Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology, members of the jury presented the three winners with the prize, which amounts to Euro 35,000. 200 invited guests from the fields of science, industry, and society were given the chance to gain an insight into the fascinating work of the prizewinners.

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Brochure 2002

CONTACT

Dipl.-Phys. Sven Ederer

Phone: +49 7156 303-35202
sven.ederer(at)leibinger-stiftung.de