Optica Names 17 Recipients for 2023 Awards, Medals

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WASHINGTON, D.C., March 13, 2023 — Optica has named the recipients of several of its 2023 awards and medals. The awards celebrate leaders in the field of photonics who are making technical, research, education, business, leadership, and service accomplishments.

“On behalf of the Optica board and membership, I congratulate the 2023 awardees for their innovative and pioneering contributions to our field and society,” said Michal Lipson, the 2023 president of Optica.

For a complete list of the winners, visit

Published: March 2023
Businessopticaawardsmedalspeople2023Esther Hoffman Beller MedalMax Born AwardStephen D. Fantone Distinguished Service AwardMichael S. Feld Biophotonics AwardJoseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley PrizeNick Holonyak Jr. AwardRobert E. Hopkins Leadership AwardEmmett N. Leith MedalEllis R. Lippincott AwardAdolph Lomb MedalC.E.K. Mees MedalWilliam F. Meggers AwardDavid Richardson MedalKevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator AwardEdgar D. Tillyer AwardCharles Hard Townes MedalR. W. Wood Prize

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