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2 - 7 February 2019
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OPTO 2019 Best Paper Awards


Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics Best Student Paper Award
Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics (Conf. OE105)

All contributed papers of conference OE105 given by a young scientist (PhD student or postdoc within the first two years after graduation) are eligible for the award.

To be considered 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 online by 9 January 2019
  • present your paper as scheduled
  • be present at the Awards Ceremony.

Nominations
Details about how to apply for this Best Student Paper Award will be sent to all accepted authors shortly after the Author Acceptance Notifications are sent on 1 October 2018.


Innovation Award in Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics
Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics (Conf. OE115)

SPIE announces the Innovation Award in Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics. These awards will recognize the outstanding scientific contribution of students and early career professionals 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 in the Innovative Technologies for Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics Technical Event (Tuesday 21 August 7:30-9:00 pm), chaired by Prof. Manijeh Razeghi. The winners will be announced at the end of the Tuesday evening event. Winner will be awarded a commemorative plaque as well as a cash prize.

Submission Deadline: 10 December 2018
To apply for participation in this session, send a presentation title and 2-page technical abstract to Prof. Manijeh Razeghi by 10 December 2018.


Complex Light and Optical Forces ECP Travel Award
Complex Light and Optical Forces (Conf. OE121)

We are pleased to announce an Early Career Professional Travel Award of $400 USD.

To be eligible for the Travel Award, you must:

  • be a junior scientist (Masters or PhD student, or post doc with less than three years experience)
  • 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 before 9 January 2019
  • present your paper as scheduled
  • submit a 250-word statement of need
  • submit a 1-page describing your research and bio (please include your SPIE Paper Number).

Application Deadline: 7 January 2019
Applicants must email a short statement confirming eligibility, intent to apply, plus additional required materials, to Prof. Enrique Galvez at egalvez@colgate.edu by 7 January 2019.


Optical Communications Best Paper Awards
Broadband Access Communication Technologies (Conf. OE131)
Metro and Data Center Optical Networks and Short-Reach Links (Conf. OE132)
Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems (Conf. OE133)

We are pleased to announce Best Paper Awards in Optical Communications, sponsored by Corning and NTT Electronics. These awards will recognize the outstanding work of students and professionals who present the most notable recent results with broad impact in the area of optical communications.

Qualifying papers will be evaluated by the awards committee. Manuscripts will be judged based on technical merit, impact, and clarity. The winners will be announced during the first day of the Optical Communications conferences and the presenting authors will be awarded a certificate and cash prize.

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 within conferences OE131, OE132, or OE133
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • submit your manuscript online by 12 December 2018
  • present your paper as scheduled
  • be present at the Awards Ceremony.

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

  • be a post-doc or early career professional
  • be listed as an author on an accepted paper within conferences 10559, 10560, 10561
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • submit your manuscript online by 12 December 2018
  • present your paper as scheduled
  • be present at the Awards Ceremony.

How to Apply
After your Manuscript is submitted online, send an email to nasfine@stny.rr.com before 15 December stating your desire to be considered, your SPIE Paper Number, and for which award you qualify.

Award Sponsors:

CORNING    NTTElectronics


Advanced Fabrication Technologies Best Paper Award and Best Student Paper Award
Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics (Conf. OE201)

We are pleased to announce that a cash prize, sponsored by Nanoscribe GmbH, will be awarded to the best paper and best student paper in this conference. 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 9 January 2019
  • 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
  • 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 9 January 2019
  • present your paper as scheduled.

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

Award Sponsor:

Nanoscribe GmbH logo


MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems Best Paper Award and Best Student Paper Award
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems (Conf. OE202)

We are pleased to announce that a cash prize, sponsored by Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, will be awarded to the best paper and best student paper in 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 online by 9 January 2019
  • 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
  • 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 9 January 2019
  • present your paper as scheduled.

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

Award Sponsor:

Mirrorcle


Emerging DMD Best Paper Award and Best Student Paper Award
Emerging Digital Micromirror Device Based Systems and Applications (Conf. OE203)

We are pleased to announce that a cash prize, sponsored by Texas Instruments DLP Products, will be awarded to the best paper and best student paper in 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 9 January 2019
  • 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
  • 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 9 January 2019
  • present your paper as scheduled.

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

Award Sponsor:

Texas Instruments DLP Products

Important Dates

Abstracts Due
25 July 2018

Author Notification
1 October 2018

Manuscripts Due for Onsite Proceedings 
(Conferences OE115, OE131-OE133) 
12 December 2018

Manuscripts Due for Post-Meeting Proceedings
(All Other Conferences)
9 January 2019


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