John Tyndall Award
The John Tyndall Award is presented annually to a single individual who has made outstanding contributions in any area of optical-fiber technology, including optical fibers themselves, the optical components used in fiber systems, as well as transmission systems and networks using fibers. The contributions which the award recognizes should have met the test of time and should have been of proven benefit to science, technology, or society. The contributions may be experimental or theoretical.
First presented in 1987, this award is jointly sponsored by the IEEE Photonics Society and The Optical Society (OSA). The award is funded by Corning, Inc., and consists of a specially commissioned crystal sculpture, a scroll, and an honorarium. The presentation is made the following year at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC).
All submissions should be sent to the IEEE Photonics Society. Please visit their website for nomination requirements.
for pioneering contributions to the development of practical coherent communication systems
Peter J Winzer
For contributions to understanding and advancing the capacity of coherent optical communication
systems including advanced modulation formats and spatial mutiplexing.
Evgeny M. Dianov
For pioneering leadership in optical fiber development and outstanding contributions to nonlinear fiber optics and optical fiber amplifiers.
Alan H. Gnauck
For sustained pioneering research contributions that drove commercialization of high-speed, high-capacity lightwave communication systems
P. Daniel Dapkus
For pioneering and sustained contributions to the development of metal organic chemical vapor deposition and high performance quantum well semiconductor lasers.
For pioneering contributions to the fundamental understanding of coherent detection techniques
James J. Coleman
For contributions to semiconductor lasers and photonic materials, processing and device designs, including high reliability strained-layer lasers
John E Bowers
For pioneering research in hybrid-silicon lasers and photonic integrated circuits
David F. Welch
For seminal contributions to photonic ICs and semiconductor lasers deployed in fiber optic communication systems around the world
Clinton Randy Giles
For seminal contributions to advanced lightwave communications networks including erbium-doped fiber amplifiers, fiber Bragg grating-based subsystems, and MEMs crossconnects
Joe Charles Campbell
For seminal contributions to the understanding, design and telecommunication systems implementation of avalanche photodiodes
For pioneering breakthroughs in high-capacity transmission systems and networks, including the invention of NZDF (non-zero dispersion fiber) and dispersion management of optical fiber nonlinearities
For pioneering contributions to the physical and theoretical understanding of Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers and to their early development
Donald Ray Scifres
For seminal contributions to semiconductor laser diode technology that power the optical fiber networks and as an entrepreneur in creating one of the premier companies that bring to practice the semiconductor diode laser technology to serve the fiber optics industry
Roger H. Stolen
For fundamental contributions to the understanding of optical fiber nonlinearities, including the identification and understanding of stimulated Raman scattering in fibers
Larry A. Coldren
For contributions to semiconductor laser diode technology, including widely tunable DBR lasers and vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers.
Andrew R. Chraplyvy
For pioneering research on optical fiber nonlinearities and their dispersion management, and leading WDM fiber transmission systems beyond Tbit/s capacities
Neal S. Bergano
For outstanding technical contributions and leadership in the advancement of global undersea fiber-optic communication systems
For contributions to vapor-phase axial deposition for optical-fiber fabrication and pioneer work on silica-based planar lightwave circuits
Stewart D. Personick
For his pioneering research in optical receiver design, system engineering, and optical time domain reflectometry, and for leadership in education and the promotion of fiber optics
John B. MacChesney
For the invention and development of the MCVD process, which is one of the major techniques for the manufacture of low loss optical fibers and for high purity overcladding tubes using sol-gel techniques
For pioneering contributions in the development of surface emitting lasers and planar microlens arrays for parallel optoelectronics
Ivan P. Kaminow
For contributions to lightwave device technology involving high-speed modulation, integrated optics, semiconductor lasers, polarization effects in fiber, and WDM components, and to optical FDM networks
Kenneth O. Hill
For the discovery of photosensitivity in optical fibers and its application to Bragg gratings used in device applications in optical communications and sensor systems
For sustained advances in high-capacity optical fiber communication systems created by his pioneering research, leadership, and personal contributions over more than two decades
For pioneering contributions to optical propagation in fiber and rare-earth doped lasers and amplifiers
For contributions to wideband optical fiber communication through his dynamic single-mode lasers and semiconductor-based integrated optics
Donald B. Keck
For the invention and development of methods for manufacture and measurement of devices for optical communication, including low attenuation fibers
David Neil Payne
For outstanding contributions to the design, measurement, and fabrication of optical fibers and active fiber devices
Thomas G Giallorenzi
For significant technical, management, and professional contributions to the development and applications of fiber optics and optical fiber sensor technology
Stewart Edward Miller
For foresight, dedication, technical contributions and pioneering leadership in building the broad foundations for today's fiber optic telecommunications systems
Michael K Barnoski
In recognition of his invention of devices and instruments fundamental to fiber optic technology, and the leadership that he has exerted both in professional societies and in industry in advancing optical communication technology.
Robert D. Maurer
For contributions to the discovery and understanding of materials and techniques for the fabrication of glass fiber waveguides for optical communication
Kim Roberts 2019 Recipient