2022 Bernard Couillaud Prize Winner Chiara Trovatello, Columbia University (center) honored at CLEO 2022 by Marco Arrigoni, Coherent Corp (left) and Chair of the Optica Foundation Board of Directors Eric Mazur, Harvard University (right)
Prizes & Competitions
The Bernard J. Couillaud Prize, a US$20,500 prize endowed by Coherent, is presented to Chiara Trovatello, Columbia University, USA. She is acknowledged for her innovative solutions associated with her work in optical parametric oscillators and amplifiers.
The Ivan P. Kaminow Outstanding Early Career Professional Prize was awarded to Sejeong Kim, University of Melbourne, Australia. Kim is recognized for her dedication to Optica's Nanophotonics Technical Group and youth outreach in Australia and South Korea.
The following prizes are associated with OFC, the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals:
- The inaugural recipient of the newly created Jane M. Simmons Memorial Speakership is Manya Ghobadi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, for her contribution to AI systems and optically interconnected networks. In particular, utilizing newly emerging photonic technologies in data centers.
- The Tingye Li Innovation Prize at OFC is presented to Hesham Sakr, Lumenisity Limited, UK for his paper "Hollow Core NANFs with Five Nested Tubes and Record Low Loss at 850, 1060 1300, and 1625nm".
- The winner of the Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition is Weihan Xu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University for his presentation on his paper “Fully Integrated Solid-State LiDAR Transmitter on a Multi-Layer Silicon-Nitride-on-Silicon Photonic Platform."
The following prizes are associated with CLEO, the world’s premier international forum to learn about innovative advances, research and new technologies from the laser science industry:
In partnership with the Optical Interference Coatings (OIC) meeting, we created the H. Angus Macleod Student Prize to honor Macleod's legacy and amplify his passion for supporting and mentoring students. Macleod was a dedicated contributor to OIC, having served in many roles since 1991, including member and chair of the Program Committee and a member of the Optical Interference Coatings Advisory Committee. The first and third place prizes were awarded to Saaxewer Diop, CEA, Aix Marseille University, France, for his presentations, "Laser damage growth experiments on optimized multilayer dielectric coatings in the sub-picosecond regime" and "Laser resistance optimization of multilayer dielectric pulse compression gratings by reducing the electric field intensity through the dielectric mirror design." The second-place prize was awarded to Phillip Rumsby, for his presentation "Continuous ultra-thin silver films obtained by a two-step method for improved control of the optical and microstructural characteristics."
The Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition recognized seven FiO presenters for research and presentation excellence:
- Mathieu Couillard, OIST, Concordia University, Japan: “Measurement of the Absolute Radius, Refractive Index, and Dispersion of a Long Cylinder”
- Joseph Greene, Boston University, USA: “Pupil Engineering in Miniscopes for Extended Depth-of-Field Neural Imaging”
- Cecile Skoryna Kline, University of Bristol, UK: “Cavity QMD: Synthesizing resonant magnetic near fields using surface acoustic waves in piezoelectric resonators”
- Nicola Mayer, Max-Born-Institut, Germany: “Synthetic chiral vortices for highly-sensitive chiral discrimination”
- Karanveer Singh, Technische Universität Braunschweig. Germany: “Enhanced Performance High-Bandwidth Signal Detection by Time-Frequency Coherence Sampling”
- Haiwen Wang, Stanford University, USA: “General Optical Convolution through a Compact Meta-crystal Slab Device”
- Qianwan Yang, Boston University, USA: “Computational Miniature Mesoscope with deep learning reconstruction”