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2014 Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition Winner Announced at OFC

SAN FRANCISCO, March 11, 2014—The OSA Foundation and Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) are pleased to announce that the 2014 Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition winner is Johannes von Lindeiner of the University of Cambridge, UK. Lindeiner was awarded top honors for his paper “100 Gb/s Uncooled DWDM using Orthogonal Coding for Low-cost Datacommunication Links” which he presented at the 2014 OFC Conference and Exposition being held March 9-13 in San Francisco, Calif., USA.
 
The $1,500 grand prize and two $1,000 honorable mentions will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on March 10 at OFC. Lindeiner was one of six finalists selected from more than 341 student paper submissions. Submissions were reviewed and scored by the OFC Technical Program Committee, based on standard OFC paper review criteria. Finalists were judged on innovation, research excellence and presentation skills.
 
This year’s honorable mentions are:
 
Shohei Beppu, Tohoku University, Japan
Paper: “2048 QAM (66 Gbit/s) Single-Carrier Coherent Optical Transmission over 150 km with a Potential SE of 15.3 bit/s/Hz”
 
Samuel Olsson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Paper: “Linear and Nonlinear Transmission of 16-QAM Over 105 km Phase-Sensitive Amplified Link”
 
Submissions for the 2015 Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition will be accepted during the 2015 OFC Call for Papers process.
 
About The OSA Foundation
The OSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation established by The Optical Society (OSA) in 2002 to carry out charitable activities that support OSA’s mission of promoting the generation, application, archiving and worldwide dissemination of knowledge in optics and photonics. The foundation helps cultivate the next generation of leaders and innovators in the optics and photonics community as they move through advanced degree programs and become active members of research and engineering communities around the globe. To date, The OSA Foundation has awarded more than 800 grants, scholarships, and prizes benefiting thousands of individuals in more than 55 countries. For more information, visit www.osa.org/foundation.
 
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.
 
About OFC
For more than 35 years, OFC has been the premier destination for converging breakthrough research and innovation in telecommunications, optical networking, fiber optics and, recently, datacom and computing. Consistently ranked in the top 200 tradeshows in the United States, and named one of the Fastest Growing Trade Shows in 2012 by TSNN, the conference unites service providers, systems companies, enterprise customers, IT businesses, and component manufacturers, with researchers, engineers, and development teams from around the world. OFC includes dynamic business programming, an exposition of more than 550 companies, and cutting-edge peer-reviewed research that, combined, showcase the trends and pulse of the entire optical networking and communications industry. OFC is managed by The Optical Society (OSA) and co-sponsored by OSA, the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE/ComSoc), and the IEEE Photonics Society.  OFC 2014 takes place March 9-13 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Calif., USA.