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    Best Student Papers announced for SPIE Photonics Europe 2014

    27 May 2014

    Eleven SPIE Student Members were among the 18 recipients of Best Student Papers awards at SPIE Photonics Europe 2014, 14-17 April in Brussels. The awards were presented at the closing of the conference in which the presentation was made.

    The list includes winners from 12 countries, including Greece, India, Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, Turkey, and Israel. The winners are:

    • Theodosios Karamanos, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece, "Miniaturization of metamaterial electrical resonators at the terahertz spectrum"
    • SPIE Student Member Ankan Bag, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, India, "Giant enhancement of Spin Hall effect of light in an exotic optical system"
    • Said Rodriguez, FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Netherlands, "Enhancing light emission with periodic arrays of metallic nanoparticles: near-field versus far-field phenomena"
    • Tímea Grósz, Univ. of Szeged, Hungary, "Higher order dispersion measurement using the stationary phase point method"
    • SPIE Student Member Stefaan Vandendriessche, Katholieke Univ. Leuven, Belgium, "Sensorless adaptive optics and the effect of field of view in biological second harmonic generation microscopy"
    • Sara Coppola, CNR-Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata, Italy, "Printing on demand of polymer micro lenses array"
    • SPIE Student Member Alexander Gatej, RWTH Aachen, Germany, "Methods for compensation of thermal lensing based on Thermo-Optical (TOP) analysis"
    • SPIE Student Member Damien Carau, STMicroelectronics, France, "Advanced metrology for the 14 nm node double patterning lithography"
    • Joan Manel Ramírez, Univ. of Barcelona, Spain, "On the photoluminescence of as-deposited Tb-doped silicon oxides and oxynitrides fabricated by ECR-PECVD"
    • SPIE Student Member Emmi Kantola, Tampere Univ. of Technology, Finland, "Pulsed high-power yellow-orange VECSEL"
    • Youwen Fan, Univ. Twente, Netherlands, "A hybrid semiconductor-glass waveguide laser"
    • SPIE Student Member Yannick Lefevre, Vrije Univ. Brussel, Belgium, "Efficient four-wave mixing by phase-mismatch switching"
    • Emre Ergecen, Middle East Technical Univ., Turkey, "Slow light in evanescently-coupled optical cavities containing quantum dots"
    • SPIE Student Member Xin Liu, Karlsruher Institut fur Technologie, Germany, "Organic semiconductor distributed feedback laser as excitation source in Raman spectroscopy using free-beam and fibre coupling"
    • SPIE Student Member Lien Smeesters, Vrije Univ. Brussel, Belgium, "Refocusing capabilities in a miniaturized multi-channel multi-resolution imaging system using a tunable lens"
    • SPIE Student Member Leonid Bilevich, Tel Aviv Univ., Israel, "New boundary effect free algorithm for fast and accurate image arbitrary scaling and rotation"
    • SPIE Student Member Piotr Kowalczewski, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia, Italy, "Tailoring randomly rough textures for light trapping in thin-film solar cells"
    • SPIE Student Member Anthony Lefebvre, CEA LETI, France, "Optimization of a radiative membrane for gas sensing applications"

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