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Gunbarrel HPD wins photonics award


November 21, 2018

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CPIA Chairman Ken Anderson (center) presents the Photonics Company of the Year award to Orri Johsson (L) and Kevin Miller (R).

On Oct. 18, HPD (High Performance Devices) was recognized as and presented with the Photonics Company of the Year award at the Colorado Photonics Industry Association’s annual meeting. The Gunbarrel company received the award for achieving distinction in the industry and its contribution to the photonics economy in Colorado.

According to the OP-TEC website, “Photonics is the technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon.” This technology includes optics, lasers, fiber optics and electro-optical devices, which are used in such fields as alternative energy, health care, manufacturing, telecommunications, homeland security, solid-state lighting and aerospace.

HPD was featured in the Oct. 18, 2017 issue of the Courier for its seismic vibration isolation device that was an integral part of the experiment that won the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics.


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