Einstein Prize for Laser Science

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1992 recipient Willis E. Lamb
1996 recipient David J. Wineland

The Einstein Prize for Laser Science was a recognition awarded by the former Society for Optical and Quantum Electronics and sponsored by the Eastman Kodak Company.[1][2] The prize, awarded in the 1988–1999 period, consisted in a 3-inch brass medal including Einstein's image and a depiction of a two-level transition including the A and B coefficients. Recipients of the prize include:[1]

In retrospect, the prize was mainly awarded for significant contributions in quantum optics. Presentation of the prize was done at the Lasers'88 to Lasers'96 conferences.[1]

Note: the official name of these conferences was The International Conference on Lasers and Applications, Lasers 'XX.


  1. ^ a b c F. J. Duarte, Laser Physicist (Optics Journal, New York, 2012).
  2. ^ R. C. Sze and F. J. Duarte, Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers '88 (STS Press, McLean, VA, 1989).

External links: group photographs[edit]