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Optics Circle Members

Optics Circle Members

The OSA Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm for The Optical Society (OSA). Our mission is to inspire, reward and support students and early-career professionals in optics and photonics. Our global programs include professional development, summer schools, prizes, scholarships, fellowships, awards and honors. Each and every donation received is matched 100% by the OSA, doubling the impact of our donors. Additionally, all administrative fees are paid by OSA ensuring gifts directly support our programs.  

 US$100,000 or above over the past 10 years

Milton Chang
Coherent Inc.
Corning Inc.
Google LLC
IPG Photonics Corp.
Burton J. McMurtry*
Jannick P. Rolland
Alexander A. Sawchuk
The Optical Society
Estate of Patricia Wakeling*
Anonymous (1)

Diamond Level Supporters
$15,000 or more
George Bayz
Ciena Corporation
Cisco Systems Inc.
Dimension Data
James Fienup
FutureWei Technologies Inc.
Kerith Foundation
G. Michael Morris
Alice Sinclair
SubOptic Limited
Barbara Zuegel

Ruby Level Supporters
$5,000 or more
Thomas Baer
Gary Bjorklund
John Bruning
Robert Byer
Stephen Fantone
Joseph Ip
Erich Ippen
Florence Kaminow
Peter Knight
Wendy Laurin
Eric Mazur
Peter Moulton
Nokia Corporation
OFS Laboratories
OptoTest Corporation
Elizabeth Rogan
S.R. Seshadri
Linda Smith
Chad Stark
Ian Walmsley
Eli Yablonovitch

Sapphire Level Supporters

$2,500 - $4,999

Michael Bass
Roger Farrow
Steve Frisken
Ursula Gibson
Joseph Giordmaine
Concetto Giuliano
Urs Hoelzle
Robert Jopson
Gerd Keiser
Paul Kelley
Frederick Leonberger
Barbara Marks-Forman
Optimax Systems Inc.
Donald Scifres
Virginia Siegman
University of Rochester
Stanley Whitcomb
Anonymous (1)

Quartz Level Supporters

$1,000 - $2,499

Rod Alferness
Gisele Bennett
William B. Bridges
Jack Bufton
Pierre Chavel
Charles Clark
Richard Claytor
James Coleman
Frank Effenberger
Turan Erdogan
Yeshaiahu Fainman
Janet Fender
Eric R. Fossum
Elsa Garmire
Joseph Goodman
Daniel Grischkowsky
Lucian Hand
Robert Hufnagel
James Kafka
Leonard Kaminow
Robert Knighton
Prem Kumar
Cedric Lam
Carlos Lopez-Mariscal
Rinehart Matt
Claudio Mazzali
Duncan Moore
Chandra KumarPatel
Antonio Sanchez Rubio
Lynn Seppala
Peter So
Spectra-Physics Lasers Inc.
Eberhard Spiller
Ryan Strowger
Eldred Tubbs
United Technologies Corporation
Linda Usher
Eric Van Stryland
Jeff Wilde
David J. Wineland
Philip Wyatt
Anonymous (2)



List updated as of 3.24.20

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