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LASE 2016 Best Paper Awards


Best Student Oral Paper Competition
Fiber Lasers: Technology, Systems, and Applications (Conf. LA103)

For Fiber Lasers: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 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, the student must:

  • be a graduate or undergraduate full-time student
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • 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
  • submit their 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 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 award     PolarOnyx, sponsor of Photonics West LASE award


Best Student Presentation Award
Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) (Conf. LA109)

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; 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
  • submit their manuscript online by the deadline
  • make the oral presentation.

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

Award Sponsor:

Coherent, sponsor of Photonics West LASE award


Best Student Paper Competition
Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing (LAMOM) (Conf. LA110)

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
  • be accepted to present in conference LA110
  • submit your manuscript online by the deadline
  • make the oral presentation.

Throughout the conference, qualifying student presentations will be evaluated by the conference committee, and the results will be announced during the award ceremony on Thursday. 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 Sponsors:
NKT Photonics, sponsor of Photonics West LASE award      Plymouth Grating Laboratory


Best Student Paper Competition
Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications (Conf. LA115)

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
  • be accepted to present in conference LA115
  • submit your manuscript online by the deadline
  • make the oral presentation.

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. In order to claim your cash prize, a manuscript must be submitted to the conference proceedings.

Award Sponsors:

Amplitude Systemes  APE GmbH  TRuMPF

 

Important Dates

Author Notification
26 September 2016

LASE Manuscripts Due
5 January 2017


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