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  • Optical Society of America Bestows Honors on 15

Photonics Spectra
Nov 2005
The Washington-based Optical Society of America has announced the recipients of 15 of its most prestigious awards. Selected for their vision, dedication and inventiveness, the 2005 honorees are recognized for their extraordinary achievements in the fields of optics and photonics.
This year’s award winners are: Theodor W. Hänsch, Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Endowment; Stephen Benton, Edwin H. Land Medal; Thomas K. Gaylord, Esther Hoffman Beller Medal; Marin Soljacic Adolph Lomb Medal; John Sandercock, David Richardson Medal; Masataka Nakazawa, R.W. Wood Prize; Ravindra Athale, OSA Leadership Award/New Focus-Bookham Prize; Paul Corkum, Charles Hard Townes Award; Paul Daniel Dapkus, Nick Holonyak Jr. Award; Harrison H. Barrett, C.E.K. Mees Medal; Alexander Kaplan, Max Born Award; G. Michael Morris, Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize; Jaan Laane, Ellis R. Lippincott Award; Roger H. Stolen, John Tyndall Award; and Daniel Neumark, William F. Meggers Award.

The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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