Established in 1990 and concluded in 2004, this prize was presented to a person who, while a graduate student, made outstanding contributions to atmospheric remote sensing using electro-optical instrumentation especially for conceiving new and unique devices, for the development of new measuring techniques, or for perceptive analysis of remote sensing measurements. The work which the award recognized should have been completed no more than three years prior to the date of the original nomination deadline. It was endowed by Robert Allen and consisted of a certificate and $1,500.
|2002||Iain Fletcher Howieson|
|2001||David N. Whiteman|
|1996||William E. Eichinger|
|1993||Timothy J. Kane|
|1992||Chris A. Hostetler|
|1990||Richard E. Bills|
Established in 1992 at the bequest of former Treasurer Archie Mahan, this biennial prize recognized the best feature article in Optics & Photonics News (OPN). Selection was based on accessibility beyond the area of specialty, clarity of text, uses of figures and illustrations, topical interest, current relevance, and writing style. The prize consisted of a certificate and $1,500. OPN articles were automatically reviewed and nominations not solicited. The prize was concluded in 2004.
Heidi Hofer, David R. Williams
For revealing the wide array of remarkable ways that eyes auto calibrate, through clearly explained, illustrated examples that include tests that readers can perform with their own eyes in their article “The Eye's Mechanisms for Autocalibration"
Edward Walter Hagley, Lu Deng, William D. Phillips, Keith Burnett,
For "The Atom Laser", a focused and well-organized article that succinctly connects recent observations in the field of phase coherent matter waves with early 20th century research on Bose-Einstein condensation
Paula R. L. Heron and Lillian C. McDermott
For the relevance of her article to the important dialogue concerning science education, and the accessibility to a general readership through use of clear, well-illustrated examples
Roger Easton, Jr, Robert H. Johnston and Keith T. Knox
For the August 1997 OPN feature article "Imaging the Dead Sea Scrolls"
Robert E. Spero and Stan Whitcomb
For their Optics & Photonics News article, "The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)," which was published in July 1995
Robert Q. Fugate
For his article "Laser Beacon Adaptive Optics," which appeared in the June 1993 issue of Optics & Photonics News
Presented in 2003 and 2005, this student scholarship was co-sponsored with the Dekker Foundation. The $10,000 scholarship was open to graduate students in the field of photonics and optical engineering. Winners received a $10,000 cash prize, up to $1,000 in travel support and a certificate presented at Frontiers in Optics.
|2003||Sameer R. Bhalotra|
Established in 1997 and concluded in 2008, this student award program served to encourage research excellence, presentation prowess, and leadership in the optics community among Student Members. The multi-part competition concluded with a special oral presentation session during CLEO/QELS.
Winners & Finalists
|2008||Top Prize: Richard Sandberg, JILA and Univ. of Colorado at Boulder, USA
|2007||Top Prize: Kenneth Chau, Univ. of Alberta, Canada
Top Prize: Virginia O. Lorenz, JILA, Univ. of Colorado and NIST, USAFinalists:
Top Prize: Gretchen Campbell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USAFinalists:
Top Prize: Jason McKeever, California Institute of Technology, USAFinalists:
Top Prize: Michael Mielke, Univ. of Central Florida, USAFinalists: