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OPTO 2019 Best Paper Awards


3D Printing, Fabrication, and Manufacturing Best Paper Award

AWARD CEREMONY: Monday 4 February 2019, 3:35 PM - 3:40 PM
LOCATION
: Room 207/215 (South Level Two)

SPIE 3D Printing, Fabrication, and Manufacturing highlights papers from BiOS, LASE, and OPTO that showcase innovative ways to apply this multidimensional /multidisciplinary technology. Authors presenting in this area are asked for additional information to be considered for the SPIE 3D Printing, Fabrication, and Manufacturing Award. This award will be presented at the LASE Plenary Session at SPIE Photonics West.

AWARD REQUIREMENTS
Submit an 800 to 2000-word summary explaining how your research is connected with 3D printing, manufacturing, or fabrication via https://goo.gl/y6hBJL

AWARD DEADLINE: 17 December 2018 at 11:59 PM PST


Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics Best Student Paper Award
Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics (Conf. 10916)

AWARD CEREMONY: Wednesday 6 February 2019, 3:45 PM - 3:55 PM
LOCATION: Room 308 (South Level Three)

All contributed papers of conference 10916 given by a young scientist (PhD student or postdoc within the first two years after graduation) are eligible for the award.

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 10916
  • 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.

How to Apply

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 Friday 11 January 2019.


Early Career Innovation Awards in Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics
Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics (Conf. 10926)

AWARD PRESENTATIONS: Tuesday 5 February 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: InterContinental Hotel, Ballroom A (5th Floor)

SPIE announces the Innovation Award in Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics at SPIE Photonics West OPTO 2019. These awards are open to students and early career professionals of conference 10926, and will recognize the outstanding scientific contribution of young investigators 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 10-minute review presentation in this Tuesday evening session chaired by Prof. Manijeh Razeghi. The winner(s) will be announced at the end of the session. Winner(s) will be awarded a commemorative plaque as well as a cash prize.

How to Apply:
To apply for participation in this session, send your official SPIE Paper Number, your presentation title, and a two-page technical abstract to  Prof. Manijeh Razeghi by 14 December 2018.


Early Career Professional Travel Award
Complex Light and Optical Forces (Conf. 10935)

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 conference 10935
  • 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).

How to Apply:
Applicants must email a short statement confirming eligibility, intent to apply, plus additional required materials noted above, to Prof. Enrique Galvez by 11 January 2019.


Optical Communications Best Paper Awards
Broadband Access Communication Technologies (Conf. 10945)
Metro and Data Center Optical Networks and Short-Reach Links (Conf. 10946)
Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems (Conf. 10947)

AWARD CEREMONY: Wednesday 6 February 2019, 3:45 PM - 3:55 PM
LOCATION: Room 76 (South Lower Mezzanine)

We are pleased to announce Best Paper Awards in Optical Communications. 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 10945, 10946, or 10947
  • 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 10945, 10946, or 10947
  • 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 by 14 December stating your intent to apply, 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, Vol. 10930)

AWARD CEREMONY: Awards will be presented within session of each winner
LOCATION: Room 213 (South Level Two)

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, Vol. 10931)

AWARD CEREMONY: Sunday 3 February 2019, 3:40 PM - 3:50 PM
LOCATION: Room 205 (South Level Two)

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 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, Vol. 10932)

AWARD CEREMONY: Evening of Wednesday 6 February 2019
LOCATION: Authors will be notified

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

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Important Dates

Abstracts Due
25 July 2018

Author Notification
1 October 2018

Post-Deadline Abstract
Submission Portal

Manuscripts Due for Onsite Proceedings 
(Conferences 10926, 10945-10947) 
12 December 2018

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


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