CLEO 2020 Honorees
OSA is proud to recognize the outstanding achievements of our community. We regret that we were unable to honor these accomplishments in-person during CLEO.
Please join us in congratulating these honorees who were recognized during the CLEO Virtual Plenary.
Charles Hard Townes Medal
Named in honor of Charles Hard Townes, whose pioneering contributions to masers and lasers led to the development of the field of quantum electronics, this award recognizes outstanding experimental or theoretical work, discovery or invention in the field of quantum electronics.
Max Born Award
Named in honor of Max Born, who made distinguished contributions to physics in general and optics in particular, this award recognizes outstanding contributions to physical optics, theoretical or experimental.
Sang Soo Lee Award
Named in honor of Sang Soo Lee for his pioneering role in establishing optics in the Republic of Korea, this award recognizes outstanding leadership in founding or growing an optics and photonics community. It is co-presented by OSA and the Optical Society of Korea.
Adolph Lomb Medal
Named in honor of Adolph Lomb, OSA’s first treasurer, for his devotion to OSA and the advancement of optics, this award recognizes noteworthy contributions to optics at an early career stage.
R. W. Wood Prize
Named in honor of R.W. Wood for his many contributions to optics, this award recognizes an outstanding discovery, scientific or technical achievement, or invention in the field of optics.
Recognizes OSA members have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics through distinguished contributions to education, research, engineering, business leadership and society. View a complete list of 2020 Fellows.