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Photonics West Best Paper and Best Presentation Awards

Honoring outstanding achievement by our researchers

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2024 SPIE AI/ML Best Paper Award

The SPIE AI/ML Best Paper Award recognizes papers from BiOS, LASE, and OPTO that highlight the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning to create and implement intelligent systems across multiple sectors, technologies, and applications.

Requirements:

  • During the abstract submission process, add related track "AI/ML" when prompted
  • Be the presenter of the accepted paper at Photonics West 2024
  • Apply for the award by 13 November 2023 11:59 PM PT
  • A manuscript must also be submitted for publication by the deadline (10 January 2024) in order to be eligible for the award, but only the summary will be judged for the award:  https://spie.org/PW/manuscript-submission-guidelines

Apply online

  • Opens 9 October 2023 12:00 AM PT
  • Closes 13 November 2023 11:59 PM PT
  • Sign into https://spie.smapply.io with your SPIE.org account credentials
  • Once you are signed in, go to https://spie.smapply.io/prog/PW24-AI-ML-Award
  • Click on the “APPLY” button and submit the online application:
    • Provide a summary of up to 800 words explaining how your research is connected with the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and/or deep learning
    • Provide your SPIE paper number, paper title, and abstract

Award winners will be announced onsite at Photonics West.


SPIE Sustainability Best Paper Award

The SPIE Sustainability Best Paper Award recognizes papers from BiOS, LASE, and OPTO that highlight the use of optics and photonics for renewable energy, natural resource management, sustainable manufacturing, and greenhouse gas mitigation in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Requirements:

  • During the abstract submission process, add related track "Sustainability" when prompted
  • Be the presenter of the accepted paper at Photonics West 2024
  • Apply for the award by 13 November 2023 11:59 PM PT
  • A manuscript must also be submitted for publication by the deadline (10 January 2024) in order to be eligible for the award, but only the summary will be judged for the award:  https://spie.org/PW/manuscript-submission-guidelines

Apply online

  • Opens 9 October 2023 12:00 AM PT
  • Closes 13 November 2023 11:59 PM PT
  • Sign into https://spie.smapply.io with your SPIE.org account credentials
  • Once you are signed in, go to https://spie.smapply.io/prog/PW24-Sustainability-Award
  • Click on the “APPLY” button and submit the online application:
    • Provide a summary of up to 800 words explaining how your research is connected with renewable energy, natural resource management, sustainable manufacturing, and greenhouse gas mitigation in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
    • Provide your SPIE paper number, paper title, and abstract.

Award winners will be announced onsite at Photonics West.


SPIE Applications of 3D Printing Best Paper Award

The SPIE Applications of 3D Printing Award highlights papers from BiOS, LASE, and OPTO that showcase innovative ways to apply this multidimensional / multidisciplinary technology. One winner will be selected from each symposium. This award will be presented at the LASE Plenary Session at SPIE Photonics West.

Requirements:

  • During the abstract submission process, add related track "3D" when prompted
  • Be the presenter of the accepted paper at Photonics West 2024
  • Apply for the award by 13 November 2023 11:59 PM PT
  • A manuscript must also be submitted for publication by the deadline (10 January 2024) in order to be eligible for the award, but only the summary will be judged for the award:  https://spie.org/PW/manuscript-submission-guidelines

Apply online

  • Opens 9 October 2023 12:00 AM PT
  • Closes 13 November 2023 11:59 PM PT
  • Sign into https://spie.smapply.io with your SPIE.org account credentials
  • Once you are signed in, go to https://spie.smapply.io/prog/PW24-3D-Printing-Award
  • Click on the “APPLY” button and submit the online application:
    • Provide an 800- to 2000-word summary explaining how your research is connected with 3D printing, manufacturing, or fabrication
    • Provide your SPIE paper number, paper title, and abstract

Award winners will be contacted prior to the conference to confirm their availability to accept the award at the LASE Plenary Session.


SPIE Translational Research Award

The SPIE Translational Research Award recognizes outcomes-based studies that can change the lives of patients. The winner(s) will be selected from the Translational Research Application Track and the award will be presented during the Translational Research Forum at SPIE Photonics West.

Requirements:

  • During the abstract submission process, add related track "TR" when prompted
  • Be the presenter of an accepted paper at Photonics West 2024
  • Complete the related application to opt-in for consideration for the award

The organizing committee will evaluate the applications to determine the award winner(s). The award winner(s) will be contacted prior to the conference to confirm their availability to participate in the Translational Research Forum.

BiOS best paper awards


BSC Best Paper Awards – Advanced Photonics in Urology

Judging and Requirements
Presentations and manuscripts will be judged based on scientific merit and potential clinical impact. Candidates for the award need to be the presenting author, a full-time student or resident in urology, must submit an extended technical summary (1~3 pages) of their best results at the time of Abstract submission, and must present their papers at the conference. Cash awards will be delivered after the publication of the conference proceedings volume.

Award Sponsor:

Boston Scientific, Corp. 


Pascal Rol Award – Ophthalmic Technologies

Outstanding extended abstracts submitted to the Ophthalmic Technologies conference will be nominated for the Pascal Rol Award for Best Paper in Ophthalmic Technologies. The award and prize will be presented after the last scientific session of the conference to recognize the best paper and presentation. The 2023 recipient of the Pascal Rol Award was Yan Liu and his colleagues from Indiana University for their presentation and paper: “Low-latency, photon-efficient wavefront sensing for ultrafast adaptive optics imaging of the human retina” (see https://sites.google.com/site/pascalrolfoundation/).


Best Student Paper Awards – Optical Biopsy

Best Paper Awards
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive a cash prize award along with an award certificate for best paper and oral presentations.

Best Poster Award
One award winner will receive a cash prizeaward along with an award certificate for best poster presentation.

Award Sponsors:

Hamamatsu Corp.
Spectra-Physics, a division of MKS Instruments         


Best Student Paper Award – Multiscale Imaging and Spectroscopy

A cash prize will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize best student papers. Presentations and manuscripts will be judged based on scientific merit, impact, and clarity. Candidates for the award need to be the presenting author, a full-time student, must have conducted the majority of the research presented in the paper, and must submit their manuscript by the deadline. To be considered, submit your abstract, select "yes" when asked if you are a full-time student, and select yourself as the speaker.


Best Paper Awards – Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems

Judging and Requirements
Presentations and manuscripts will be judged based on scientific merit, impact, and clarity. Candidates for the award need to be the presenting author, a full-time student, must have conducted the majority of the research presented in the paper, and must submit their manuscript by the deadline.

Nominations
To be considered, submit your abstract, select “Yes” when asked if you are a full-time student, and select yourself as the speaker.


Best Student Paper Award – Biophotonics in Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, Health Monitoring Technologies, and Wearables

Judging and Requirements
Presentations and manuscripts will be judged based on scientific merit, novelty and impact. To publish the full manuscript in the SPIE Digital Library, abstract must be presented at the conference (oral or poster). High impact presentations will be encouraged to submit a manuscript to one of the SPIE journals. Candidates for best paper awards need to be the presenting author. Cash awards will be delivered after the publication of the conference proceedings volume.


Best Paper Awards – Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing

To qualify for the award, authors must submit a 2-page extended abstract at the time of abstract submission, present their paper at the conference (oral or poster), and publish a full manuscript in the SPIE Proceedings. A special session will be organized at the conference dedicated to the best paper award. A certificate of the best paper will be presented at the award ceremony to be held as the last session of the conference. Cash awards will be delivered after the publication of the conference proceedings volume.

Extended Abstract Requirements for Award
The extended abstract must be submitted as a separate PDF with the original abstract submission, limited to two pages, including tables and figures. Include author names and affiliations; text; any figures, tables, or images; and sufficient data to permit committee review. The extended abstract file will be used only for the purpose of review and will not be published.


Best Paper Awards – Optical Elastography and Tissue Biomechanics

Best Student and Postdoc Poster Awards
All poster submissions by students and postdocs to the Optical Elastography and Tissue Biomechanics conference will be nominated for the Best Poster Award. The award and prize will be presented after the last poster session of the conference to recognize the best of the best.

Award Sponsor:

Thorlabs, Inc.


Best Student Paper Awards – Polarized Light and Optical Angular Momentum for Biomedical Diagnostics

There will be an award certificate given for the Best Student Paper.


JenLab Young Investigator Award – Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences

We encourage graduate students, postdocs, and scientists or junior faculty who are not more than 32 years old to apply for the JenLab Young Investigator Award. To be eligible for this cash award, participants must:

  • Self-nominate by entering "Jen Lab Young Investigator Award" as a keyword in the abstract submission
  • Be both the primary author and presenter of an accepted abstract
  • Submit the proceedings paper by the due date, prior to the meeting, for review by the selection committee

Selection process:

  • Qualified abstracts will be chosen for a 5-minute oral presentation
  • Selection of final two (winner and runner-up) is based on abstract, proceedings manuscript, and 5-minute oral presentation
  • The winner will receive $1500 and the runner-up $500

Submitted proceedings manuscripts may be resubmitted to the Journal of Biomedical Optics (please visit http://spie.org/jbo for details).


Student Poster Session Competition – Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are welcome to participate in the poster session competition of the conference on Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences. There is a cash award ($500/award) for the winner(s). The winner(s) will be informed in person or by email and must receive the award in person in the conference hall. Participants should follow the rules and regulations of SPIE for submission of their abstract and manuscript. Participants should also register their names for the competition with the conference chairs or session chairs during the first day of the conference. Submitted proceeding manuscripts are allowed for resubmission to the Journal of Biomedical Optics (please visit http://spie.org/jbo for details). Prize donated by the conference sponsors.


PicoQuant Young Investigator Award – Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Superresolution Imaging

Young scientists (age 30 or below and not yet full faculty members) are encouraged to participate in this best paper competition, which offers a $750 USD cash award. Participants must be both the primary author and presenter of an accepted abstract to be eligible. Please select "PicoQuant Young Investigator Award" as the last topic in the abstract submission wizard in order to be considered. This award is sponsored by PicoQuant GmbH Berlin and presented Sunday afternoon.


Best Presentation Awards – High-Speed Biomedical Imaging and Spectroscopy 

We are pleased to announce that PiPhotonics, Hitachi High-Tech, nac Image Technology, and Teledyne SP Devices will sponsor seven Best Presentation Awards for this Conference, with a total cash prize of $3500: one PiPhotonics Best Presentation Award ($500), two Hitachi High-Tech Best Presentation Awards ($500 each), two nac Image Technology Best Presentation Awards ($500 each), and two Teledyne SP Devices Best Presentation Awards ($500 each). Participants must be both the primary author and presenter of an accepted abstract to be eligible. Qualifying presentations will be evaluated by the awards committee. The winners will be notified at the end of, or after, the meeting.

PRIZES DONATED BY: PiPhotonics, Hitachi High-Tech, nac Image Technology, Teledyne SP Devices   


Best Presentation Awards – Computational Optical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Sciences 

We are delighted to announce that Teledyne Photometrics is sponsoring the Conference's Best Presentation Awards. Six awards will be presented in total, with a substantial cash prize of $3000. The awards will recognize outstanding contributions made through three Best Oral Presentation Awards, each worth $500, and three Best Poster Presentation Awards, also worth $500 each.

To be eligible for consideration, participants must be the primary author and presenter of an accepted abstract. A panel of conference committee members will evaluate the qualifying presentations, and the winners will be announced either at the end of the meeting or after it concludes.


Prizmatix Young Investigator Awards – Nanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications 

Three "Young Investigator Awards", 500 US$ each, sponsored by Prizmatix Ltd., will be awarded for notable contributions by young scientists presenting their work at the Conference (talk or poster). In order to be nominated for the award an extended abstract must be submitted. We are expecting to get 2-page extended abstract for committee review only. The extended abstract must be submitted as a separate document limited to two pages, including tables and figures. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the Program Committee. Extended abstracts will be used only for the purpose of peer review for Prizmatix Young Investigator Awards, and will not be published.


Ocean Insight Young Investigator Award – Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications

The Ocean Insight Young Investigator Awards will be given for the best contributed oral papers presented by a leading author who is either a graduate student or has graduated within less than five years of the paper submission date. Two prizes will be awarded. The First Prize will consist of a $1,000 cash prize for the Young Investigator and $2,000 Ocean Insight equipment credit for the laboratory where the work was performed. The Second Prize will consist of a $500 cash prize for the Young Investigator and $1,000 Ocean Insight equipment credit for the laboratory where the work was performed. To be eligible, manuscripts of self-nominating authors must be received by the due date. Self-nominations should be sent to osinski@chtm.unm.edu prior to manuscript submission deadline and should include a brief CV of the leading author.

LASE best paper awards


Fiber Lasers Best Student Oral Paper Competition – Fiber Lasers: Technology and Systems

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 submitting author and select “Yes” when asked if you are a full-time student
  • Select yourself as the speaker
  • Under TOPIC selection, choose “Consider for Best Student Paper Award”
  • Be accepted to present an oral presentation
  • Submit your manuscript online by the deadline
  • Make the oral presentation

Throughout the conference, qualifying student oral presentations will be evaluated by the conference committee, and the results will be announced in the award ceremony at the end of the conference. 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.

Award Sponsor:

NKT Photonics A/S


VECSELs Best Student Presentation Award - Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs)

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

To be eligible for consideration, the student must:

  • Submit their abstract online by the deadline
  • Be the primary author
  • Select “Yes” when asked if they are a full-time student
  • Select themselves as the speaker
  • Be accepted to present an oral presentation
  • Make the oral presentation

Award Sponsor:

Coherent Corp.


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

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 submitting author and select "Yes" when asked if you are a full-time student
  • Select yourself as the speaker
  • Under topic selection, choose "Consider for Best Student Paper Award"
  • Submit your manuscript online by the deadline
  • Present your paper as scheduled
  • Not have received this award in the past

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:

Okamoto Optics, Inc.
Plymouth Grating Laboratory, Inc.


Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics Best Student Paper Competition – Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications

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).

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 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.

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 submitting author and select “Yes” when asked if you are a full-time student
  • Select yourself as the speaker
  • Under topic selection, choose “Consider for Best Student Paper Award”
  • Sign up for the award competition
  • Make the oral presentation
  • Attend the competition and present a 4-minute summary (see below)

4-minute summary

Prepare a brief summary to present at the competition. Your slides should entail all elements of a regular talk or poster, condensed into a 4-minute summary:

  • A brief introduction and motivation for the work in the context of existing knowledge
  • A summary of the key research activities and observations would be the main body of the presentation
  • Do not try to cover everything; highlight the most significant factors in your methodology and analysis on which conclusions were drawn
  • The presentation should offer a clear interpretation of data that builds to a clear and final conclusion, telling us clearly what was learned and why the results are new and significant
  • A live Q&A will follow your presentation

Award Sponsors:

Amplitude Laser Group
TRUMPF Inc.


Free-Space Laser Communications Best Student Presentation (Oral and Poster) – Free-Space Laser Communications

We are excited to announce a best student presentation award. Oral and poster presentations will be judged by the committee based on scientific merit, impact, as well as clarity of the student presenter’s talk. While the manuscript will not be judged, it is expected. The winner will receive an award certificate. 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 (oral or poster)
  • be the submitting author and select “Yes” when asked if you are a full-time student
  • select yourself as the speaker
  • under TOPIC selection, choose “consider for Best Student Presentation Award”
  • be accepted to present at conference LA402
  • submit your manuscript online by the deadline
  • present as scheduled.

OPTO best paper awards


Best Student Paper Awards – Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics

All contributed papers from the OE105 conference on Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics given by a young scientist (PhD student or postdoc within the first two years after graduation) are eligible for the award. Note that this award is for contributed papers only. Invited papers and contributions to other conferences do not qualify. To facilitate handing out the award during the meeting, applications will be collected prior to the meeting. To qualify for the award, applicants must:

  • Be a young scientist (PhD student or postdoc within the first two years after graduation)
  • Be listed as a contributing author (not invited) on an accepted paper within conference OE105
  • Have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • Submit your manuscript and presentation online by 3 January 2024
  • Present your paper as scheduled
  • Be present at the awards ceremony

To apply, qualified applicants must submit:

  • Slides of presentation (PowerPoint or PDF document)
  • Additional information about the scientific content of the presentation
    • Such information can comprise published or accepted papers related to the presented work or the proceedings article for the conference
  • Date of graduation if you have already completed your PhD

The presentation and the supplementary material should be sent via email to Prof. Markus Betz (please include your SPIE paper number) by 8 January 2024.


Innovation Awards in Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics - Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics

SPIE announces the Innovation Awards in Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics at SPIE Photonics West OPTO 2024 initiated by Prof Manijeh Razeghi. These awards will recognize the outstanding scientific contribution of students and outstanding scientists who present the most notable recent discoveries with broad impact in the areas of quantum sensing and nano electronics and photonics. These discoveries should be innovative in that they represent a new paradigm or way of thinking which will have a broad impact in their respective field. Participants will be required to give a 15-minute presentation at the evening technical event on Tuesday 30 January 2024. The winners will be announced at the end of the Tuesday evening event. Winners will be awarded a commemorative plaque as well as a cash prize.

To submit your work for consideration in this awards session, contact Prof. Manijeh Razeghi with a two-page abstract (containing working title, author(s)/affiliation(s), description, and references) by 11 December 2023.


Best Paper Awards - Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics

We are pleased to announce that cash prizes, sponsored by Opti-Cal GmbH, e-skin Displays Inc., and Nanoscribe, will be awarded to the best paper and best student paper in the OE401 conference on Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics. Qualifying papers will be evaluated by the awards committee. Manuscripts will be judged based on scientific merit, impact, and clarity. The winners will be announced during the conference and the presenting authors will be awarded a cash prize.

To be eligible for the best paper award, you must:

  • Be listed as an author on an accepted paper within this conference
  • Have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • submit your manuscript online by the deadline
  • Present your paper as scheduled

To be eligible for the best student paper award, you must:

  • Be a student without a doctoral degree (undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student)
  • Submit your abstract online, and select “Yes” when asked if you are a full-time student, and select yourself as the speaker
  • When submitting your abstract, under TOPIC selection, choose “Consider for Best Student Paper Award”
  • Be the presenting author on an accepted paper within this conference
  • Have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • Submit your manuscript online by the deadline
  • Present your paper as scheduled

Nominations
All submitted papers will be eligible for the awards if they meet the above criteria.

Award Sponsor:

Opti-Cal GmbH


Best Paper Awards - MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems

We are pleased to announce that a cash prize, sponsored by Mirrorcle Technologies, Inc., will be awarded to the best paper and best student paper in the OE402 conference on MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems. Qualifying papers will be evaluated by the awards committee. Manuscripts will be judged based on scientific merit, impact, and clarity. The winners will be announced during the conference and the presenting authors will be awarded a cash prize.

To be eligible for the best paper award, you must:

  • Be listed as an author on an accepted paper within this conference
  • Have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • Submit your manuscript and presentation online by the deadline
  • Present your paper as scheduled

To be eligible for the best student paper award, you must:

  • Be a student without a doctoral degree (undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student)
  • Submit your abstract online, and select "Yes" when asked if you are a full-time student, and select yourself as the speaker
  • When submitting your abstract, under TOPIC selection, choose "Consider for Best Student Paper Award"
  • Be the presenting author on an accepted paper within this conference
  • Have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • Submit your manuscript and presentation online by the deadline
  • Present your paper as scheduled

Nominations
All submitted papers will be eligible for the awards if they meet the above criteria.

Award Sponsor:

Mirrorcle Technologies, Inc.


Best Paper Awards - Emerging Digital Micromirror Device Based Systems and Applications

We are pleased to announce that cash prizes, sponsored by Texas Instruments DLP Products and ViALUX GmbH, will be awarded to the best paper and best student paper in the OE403 conference on Emerging Digital Micromirror Device Based Systems and Applications. Qualifying papers will be evaluated by the awards committee. Manuscripts will be judged based on scientific merit, impact, and clarity. The winners will be announced during the conference and the presenting authors will be awarded a cash prize.

To be eligible for the best paper award, you must:

  • Be listed as an author on an accepted paper within this conference
  • Have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • Submit your manuscript online by the deadline
  • Present your paper as scheduled

To be eligible for the best student paper award, you must:

  • Be a student without a doctoral degree (undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student)
  • Submit your abstract online, and select "Yes" when asked if you are a full-time student, and select yourself as the speaker
  • When submitting your abstract, under TOPIC selection, choose "Consider for Best Student Paper Award"
  • Be the presenting author on an accepted paper within this conference
  • Have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • Submit your manuscript online by the deadline
  • Present your paper as scheduled

Nominations
All submitted papers will be eligible for the awards if they meet the above criteria.

Award Sponsors:

DLP Texas Instruments
ViALUX GmbH
EKB Technologies Ltd.


Optical Communications Best Paper Awards

    The Optical Communications Best Paper Awards recognize the outstanding work of students and early career professionals who present the most notable results with broad impacts in the area of optical communications. Qualifying manuscripts will be judged based on technical merit, impact, and clarity. The winners will be awarded a certificate and cash prize, sponsored by Corning Incorporated and NTT Electronics Corp.

    To be eligible for the Best Student Paper Award, you must:

    • Be a student without a doctoral degree (undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student)
    • Be listed as an author on an accepted paper submitted to the conference on Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems (OE206)
    • Have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
    • Submit your manuscript online by 22 December 2023
    • Present your paper as scheduled

    To be eligible for the Best Technical Paper Award, you must:

    • Be a post-doc or early career professional
      • Early career professionals are defined as college and university graduates up to five years after completion of highest degree
    • Be listed as an author on an accepted paper submitted to the conference on Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems (OE206)
    • Have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
    • Submit your manuscript online by 22 December 2023
    • Present your paper as scheduled

    Apply online:

    Award Sponsors:

    Corning Incorporated
    NTT Electronics Corp.