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1 - 6 February 2020
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LASE 2020 Best Paper Awards


Fiber Lasers Best Student Oral Paper Competition
Fiber Lasers: Technology and Systems (Conf. LA102)

For Fiber Lasers: Technology and Systems, we are pleased to announce that a cash prize will be awarded to the best student oral presentation in the conference.

To be eligible for consideration, you must:

 • be a graduate or undergraduate full-time student
 • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
 • submit your abstract online by the deadline
 • be the primary author
 • select "Yes" when asked if you are a full-time student
 • select yourself as the speaker
 • be accepted to present an oral presentation
 • submit your manuscript online by the deadline
 • present your paper as scheduled

Throughout the conference, qualifying student oral presentations will be evaluated by the conference committee, and the results will be announced in this session. Student presentations will be judged based on scientific merit of the work, and clarity of the presentation. While the award is not judged by the manuscript, a manuscript must be submitted.

To be eligible for consideration, the student must be the first author on an accepted paper, and must make the oral presentation.

Award Sponsors:
NKT Photonics, sponsor of Photonics West LASE awardActive Fiber Systems GmbH, sponsor of Photonics West LASE award


VECSELs Best Student Paper Competition
Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) (Conf. LA106)

The committee is pleased to announce that this year a cash prize of $500, donated by Coherent Inc., will be awarded for the best student presentation in this conference; judged by the committee, on the basis of scientific content, impact, and clarity.

To be eligible for consideration, you must:

 • submit your abstract online by the deadline
 • be the primary author
 • select "Yes" when asked if you are a full-time student
 • select yourself as the speaker
 • be accepted to present an oral presentation
 • submit your manuscript online by the deadline
 • present your paper as scheduled

Qualifying manuscripts will be reveiwed prior to the conference. Throughout the conference, qualifying student oral presentations will be evaluated. Student presentations will be judged based on scientific merit, impact, clarity of the presentation, and manuscript. While the award is not judged by the manuscript, a manuscript must be submitted.

Award Sponsor:

Coherent, sponsor of Photonics West LASE award


LAMOM Best Student Paper Competition (Oral and Poster)
Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing (LAMOM) (Conf. LA301)

A cash prize will be awarded to the best student oral and poster presentation in this conference.

To be eligible for the awards, you must:

 • be a graduate or undergraduate full-time student
 • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
 • submit your abstract online by the deadline
 • be the primary author
 • select "Yes" when asked if you are a full-time student
 • select yourself as the speaker
 • submit your manuscript online by the deadline
 • present your paper as scheduled

Throughout the conference, qualifying student presentations will be evaluated by the conference committee, and the results will be announced during the award ceremony. Student presentations (both oral and poster) will be judged based on scientific merit of the work, and clarity of the presentation. While the award is not judged by the manuscript, a manuscript must be submitted.

Award Sponsors:
NKT Photonics, sponsor of Photonics West LASE award      Plymouth Grating Laboratory


Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics Best Student Paper Competition
Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications (Conf. LA304)

For Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications, we are pleased to announce that cash prizes and plaques will be awarded to the best student presentations in this conference (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place; both poster and oral papers considered).

To be eligible for the awards, you must:

 • be a graduate or undergraduate full-time student
 • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
 • submit your abstract online by the deadline
 • be the primary author
 • select "Yes" when asked if you are a full-time student
 • select yourself as the speaker
present your paper as scheduled
attend the competition and present a 5-minute summary (see below)

Papers submitted by graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. In order to ensure a fair evaluation, the conference chairs and the program committee will judge the students during a special student competition session held during the conference. Here the students present a brief 5-minute summary of their original talk or poster presented at the conference.

Following the student competition, the judges will meet and decide on the top three students. Winners will be announced during the award ceremony.

Award Sponsors:

Amplitude logoTRUMPF

Important Dates

Abstracts Due
24 July 2019

Author Notification
30 September 2019

Manuscripts Due
8 January 2020


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