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Congratulations to Student Paper Award Winners at Photonics West 2008

Yanbo Bai, Northwestern University - "Electrically pumped photonic crystal distributed feedback quantum cascade lasers"

Oleksiy G. Andrusyak, University of Central Florida - "External and common cavity high spectral density beam combining of high power fiber lasers”, Sponsored by IPG

Jeffery Wisdom ($750), Stanford University - "Design of transverse Nd doping profiles in transparent YAG ceramics for edge-pumped laser geometries", Sponsored by Coherent

Christian Stolzenburg ($750), University of Stuttgart - "Advanced pulsed thin disk laser sources", Sponsored by Coherent

Daniel Bender ($500), The University of New Mexico  - "Ultrashort lasers: identifying the “perfect” pulse", Sponsored by Coherent

Christian Voigtlander ($1000), Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena  - "A tunable phase mask for the inscription of chirped fiber Bragg gratings"

Sonia Garcia-Blanco, Institut National d'Optique - "3D MOEMS-based optical micro-bench platform for the miniaturization of sensing devices"

Adam Larson, Texas A&M University - "Fiber delivery of sub-10-fs pulses for nonlinear optical microscopy"

Aisada Uchugonova, Fraunhofer-Institut für Biomedizinische Technik - "Two-photon imaging of stem cells"