John Tyndall Award

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John Tyndall Award
Awarded for An individual who has made pioneering, highly significant, or continuing technical or leadership contributions to fiber optics technology
Location Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC)[1]
Presented by The Optical Society and IEEE Photonics Society
First awarded 1987
Website John Tyndall Award

The John Tyndall Award is given to the "individual who has made pioneering, highly significant, or continuing technical or leadership contributions to fiber optics technology". The award is named after John Tyndall (1820-1893), who demonstrated for the first time internal reflection.[2]

This award is sponsored and presented by both the IEEE Photonics Society (formerly called IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society)[3] and The Optical Society (OSA).[1]

Recipients of this award will receive a special crystal sculpture that represents the concept of total internal reflection (endowed by Corning, Inc.), a scroll, and an honorarium.[1][2]

Recipients[edit]

Following people received the John Tyndall Award:[1][2]

  • 2017: Evgeny M. Dianov
  • 2016: Alan H. Gnauck
  • 2015: P. Daniel Dapkus
  • 2014: Kazuro Kukuchi
  • 2013: James J. Coleman
  • 2012: John E. Bowers
  • 2011: David F. Welch
  • 2010: C. Randy Giles
  • 2009: Joe C. Campbell
  • 2008: Robert W. Tkach
  • 2007: Emmanuel Desurvire
  • 2006: Donald R. Scifres
  • 2005: Roger Stolen
  • 2004: Larry A. Coldren
  • 2003: Andrew Chraplyvy
  • 2002: Neal S. Bergano
  • 2001: Tatsuo Izawa
  • 2000: Stewart Personick
  • 1999: John B. MacChesney
  • 1998: Kenichi Iga
  • 1997: Ivan P. Kaminow
  • 1996: Kenneth O. Hill
  • 1995: Tingye Li
  • 1994: Yasuharu Suematsu
  • 1992: Donald B. Keck
  • 1991: David N. Payne
  • 1990: Thomas G. Giallorenzi
  • 1989: S. E. Miller
  • 1988: Michael K. Barnoski
  • 1987: Robert D. Maurer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "OFC Awards". The Optical Society. Retrieved 7 May 2015.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "IEEE_award" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b c "John Tyndall Award". The Optical Society. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "2009 IEEE News Releases - IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS) Becomes IEEE Photonics Society". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. April 9, 2009. Retrieved December 28, 2010.