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Awards & Medals Nominator's Guide
We recognize and celebrate the field's technical, research, engineering, education, business, leadership and service accomplishments. Our awards program spans all areas of optics and photonics, as well as contributions made to the community.
In the interest of efficiency and speed, all nominations are submitted online through BEAM, our Awards and Honors System.
Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award
Optica Treasurer's Award
Herbert Walther Award
Stephen D. Fantone Distinguished Service Award
John Tyndall Award
All other Awards & Medals
Nomination Deadline Extended Until 1 November:
Robert E. Hopkins Leadership Award
Edwin H. Land Medal
Sang Soo Lee Award
Leonard Mandel Quantum Optics Award
David Richardson Medal
Important Note: The nominee does not participate in the nomination process. To maintain confidentiality, the necessary facts should be obtained from the nominee only if the complete and correct background information is not available elsewhere.
We serve a diverse and inclusive community worldwide. Nominees that reflect and support this diversity across all areas including gender, race, educational/institutional background and geography are especially encouraged.