, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre Énergie, Matériaux, et Télécommunications, Canada
For major contributions to ultrafast molecular imaging, to the development and application of high-power ultrashort infrared lasers including the concept of Frequency domain Optical Parametric Amplification, and the interpretation of nonlinear optical signals from tissues
, University of Sannio, INFN, LVC, and KAGRA, Italy
For fundamental contributions to thermal noise reduction in the mirror coatings of the LIGO interferometric gravitational wave detectors, and for original contributions to the science of Electromagnetics
, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFRL/AFOSR), USA
For outstanding technical leadership in formulating and advancing the areas of Optical Materials Characterization, Opto-Electronics, Integrated Photonics, Silicon Photonics, Nano-photonics, Metamaterials and Plasmonics
, University of Rochester, USA
For significant contributions to the fields of solid-state quantum optics and nano photonics
APS/LS 2018 Awards and Honors
Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science
To recognize outstanding contributions to basic research which uses lasers to advance our knowledge of the fundamental physical properties of materials and their interaction with light.
, École Polytechnique, France
For fundamental contributions in ultrafast, ultrahigh-field laser inventions, such as chirped pulse amplification, that led to the new discipline of relativistic optics.
, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
For significantly advancing the field of quantum photonics and for developing new concepts to strongly interact solid-state quantum emitters with nanophotonic components.
, Max Born Institute, Germany
For outstanding contributions to ultrafast nonlinear optics, in particular for the development of pulse characterization techniques, the experimental demonstration of pulse self-compression through laser filamentation, and the investigations of higher-order nonlinear susceptibilities and rogue waves.
, University of Michigan, USA
For pioneering contributions to fundamental physics and applications of matter-light coupled systems.
, University of Washington, USA
For probing coherently coupled vibrational and electronic motion during ultrafast charge transfer processes by using a unique combination of infrared, visible, and X-ray experiments to provide new insights into this mechanism.
N. Asger Mortensen
, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
For fundamental explorations of light-matter interactions in nanostructures at the interface of classical electrodynamics and quantum physics.
Carl E. Anderson Division of Laser Science Dissertation Award
To recognize doctoral research in the Laser Science area and to encourage effective written and oral presentation of research results.
, University of California, Berkeley, USA
“A Fermi-degenerate 3D optical lattice clock”
, University of Michigan, USA
“Quantum-well diode lasers for frequency comb generation”
, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
"Manipulation of photonic quantum states: from generation, engineering, and characterization to storage and retrieval"
, MIT, USA
“Quantum optics in optical nanofibers”
OSA Foundation Prizes and Special Recognitions
OSA Foundation Grant Recipients
The OSA Foundation would like to congratulate our FiO grant recipients. Through the following programs we have been able to provide nearly 30 grants, scholarships and prizes to help students attending FiO.
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OSA Foundation Boris P. Stoicheff Memorial Scholarship
, Universität Regensburg, Germany
Established in 2011 by the OSA Foundation and the Canadian Association of Physicists Educational Trust Fund, this program pays tribute to Boris P. Stoicheff, an internationally renowned laser spectroscopist who also served as President of The Optical Society and Canadian Association of Physicists. This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student who has demonstrated both research excellence and significant service to the optics or physics community.
OSA Foundation Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Student Travel Grant
, Princeton University, USA
, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Ashutosh Singhal and Nisha Nisha
, Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Engineering, India
Established in 2009 by Optical Research Associates (ORA), now the Optical Solutions Group at Synopsys, as a memorial to ORA’s former President and Chief Executive Officer Robert S. Hilbert, this $1,100 USD grant recognizes the research excellence of students in the areas of optical engineering, lens design and illumination design.
Thomas F. Deutsch Fellowship in Biomedical Optics
, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, USA
For research aimed at advancing optical techniques toward understanding and solving important scientific and biomedical problems, and presented by the OSA Foundation and The Wellman Center for Photomedicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
The OSA Diversity & Inclusion Advocacy Recognition
, Howard University, USA
, University of Auckland, New Zealand
, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate School, Japan
Acknowledges the outstanding dedication and accomplishments of OSA members, companies or organizations that demonstrate efforts to foster greater appreciation, advancement and celebration of diversity and inclusivity. This can be achieved through community service, professional development, hiring practices or programming that enhance opportunities for the understanding and inclusion of people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences.