Princeton University start-up TAG Optics wins prestigious Prism award

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013

Craig Arnold, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and inventor of the TAG lens, and Christian Theriault, co-founder and CEO of TAG Optics.TAG Optics, a company based on technology developed at Princeton University, has won the prestigious Prism Award for Photonics Innovation, which recognizes products that improve life through the application of light-based technologies.

Based in Princeton, NJ, TAG Optics manufactures microscope and industrial lenses that focus in response to sound waves for use in biomedical imaging and laser microprocessing. The lens technology was invented in the laboratory of Princeton University's Craig Arnold, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.  Arnold is co-founder and chief technology consultant for TAG Optics, which is headed by co-founder and CEO Christian Theriault.

The TAG Optics lens won the prize in the category of Optics and Optical Components. The Prism award was sponsored by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and the publishing company Photonics Media.