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Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition Finalists Announced

For Immediate Release

Lyndsay Meyer
The Optical Society

Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition Finalists Announced

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 – The OSA Foundation (OSAF) is pleased to announce the finalists of the Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition, which recognizes the innovation, research and presentation excellence of graduate students attending the Optical Society’s (OSA) Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO). The finalists will present their work during FiO 2011, taking place Oct. 16 – 20 in San Jose, Calif. 
The 20 Wolf Student Paper Competition finalists were selected from 229 student paper submissions and hail from seven different countries. The papers were reviewed and scored by the FiO technical program committee and finalists were selected based on standard FiO paper review criteria.

The competition was established in 2008 in honor of University of Rochester Professor Emil Wolf’s many contributions to science and OSA. One winner from each FiO submission category will be announced one week after FiO. Each winner receives a complimentary one-year OSA student membership, an award stipend and an award certificate.

2011 finalists are:

  • Raghu Ambekar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
    Paper: Investigation of Collagen Fiber Organization in Cornea and Sclera using Quantitative SHG Microscopy
  • Ria Becker, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
    Paper: Observation of Spectral Gouy Shift in Large Cross-Section Fiber Bragg Gratings
  • Matthew Broome, University of Queensland, Australia
    Paper: Observation of Topologically Protected Bound States in Photonic Quantum Walks
  • Alexander Buck, Max-Planck-Institute für Quantenoptik, Germany
    Paper: Tunable Laser-Driven Electron Acceleration via Shock Front Injection
  • Irfan Fazal, University of Southern California, USA
    Paper: Demonstration of 2-Tbit/s Data Link using Orthogonal Orbital-Angular-Momentum Modes and WDM
  • Chirstopher Gladden, University of California Berkeley, USA
    Paper: Carpet Cloak Device for Visible Light
  • Dan Haberberger, University of California Los Angeles, USA
    Paper: Application of a Multi-Terawatt 3ps CO2 Laser for Monoenergetic Proton Beam Generation
  • Assaf Halevy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    Paper: Projection of Two Biphoton Qutrits onto a Maximally Entangled State
  • Arash Joushaghani, University of Toronto, Canada
    Paper: Ultra-low Energy Optical Self- Amplitude and Phase Modulation in Gold Nano-Apertures
  • Alden Jurling, University of Rochester, USA
    Paper: Fast Approximate Broadband Phase Retrieval for Segmented Systems
  • Fiona Kenny, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
    Paper: Vectorial Polarimeter Using an Inhomogeneous Polarization State Generator
  • Thomas Kohlgraf-Owens, University of Central Florida, USA
    Paper: Imaging Spectroscopy without a Spectrometer
  • Sylvanus Lee, Boston University, USA
    Paper: Isotropic Structural Color of Nanostructured Metal Surfaces
  • Kenneth MacCabe, Duke University, USA
    Paper: Image Coding for Compressive Focal Tomography
  • Eli Megidish, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    Paper: Demonstration of a Scalable Multi-photon Entanglement Source
  • Priyanth Mehta, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
    Paper: Ultrafast All-Optical Modulation in Silicon Optical Fibers Ultrafast All-Optical Modulation in Silicon Optical Fibers
  • Giovanni Milione, City University of New York, USA
    Paper: Vector Beam Representation on a Higher Order Poincare Sphere and Higher Order Stokes Parameter Measurement through Optical Angular Momentum Decomposition
  • Zhou Shi, City University of New York, USA
    Paper: Transmission Channels through Random Media
  • Damber Thapa, University of Waterloo, Canada
    Paper: Multilevel Image Enhancement for Image Processing
  • Lei Tian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    Paper: Compressive Phase Space Tomography

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About the Meeting
Frontiers in Optics 2011 is OSA’s 95th Annual Meeting and is being held together with Laser Science XXVII, the annual meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Laser Science (DLS). The two meetings unite the OSA and APS communities for five days of quality, cutting-edge presentations, fascinating invited speakers and a variety of special events spanning a broad range of topics in physics, biology and chemistry. FiO 2011 will also offer a number of Short Courses designed to increase participants’ knowledge of a specific subject while offering the experience of insightful teachers. An exhibit floor featuring leading optics companies will further enhance the meeting.

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