At OFC 2023 in San Diego this month, the Optica Foundation and supporting partners will recognize several students and early-career professionals. Three young researchers will receive the Corning Women in Optical Communications Scholarship: Hannah Tomio, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; Xiaohui Xu, Purdue University, USA; and Wenting Yi, University College London, UK. This merit-based prize includes a US$3,000 scholarship and up to US$2,000 in travel funds to attend OFC.
Benjamin Crockett and Tingye Li
The Li Innovation Prize is presented to an early-career professional who has demonstrated innovative ideas in an accepted paper to OFC. The 2023 prize winner is Benjamin Crockett, INRS, Canada, for “Enhancing the Quantum Correlation of Biphotons via Coherent Energy Redistribution.” Established in 2013, this prize honors the global contribution of Tingye Li, 1995 President of OSA (now Optica), to laser science and optical fiber communications. The prize is endowed by Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc., AT&T, Optica, the IEEE Photonics Society, the IEEE Communications Society, Thorlabs Inc., the Li family and supporters of the Tingye Li Memorial Fund.
The Foundation also recognizes the Jane M. Simmons Memorial Speaker, endowed in 2021 by the Simmons family to honor the legacy of Jane M. Simmons and her contributions to optical network architecture, design and planning. The 2023 recipient is Hong Liu, Google, USA, recognized for her contributions to system architecture design for large-scale computing platforms—in particular for leading the world’s first large-scale production deployment of optical circuit switches for data center networking.
Thank You, Editors
We are happy to announce that the following individuals were recently appointed as new editors: Applied Optics—Mark Spencer, Air Force Institute of Technology, USA. Biomedical Optics Express—Reza Rasti, University of Isfahan, Iran. JOSA A—Michela Lecca, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy. Optical Materials Express—Ganapathi (Ganesh) Subramania, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), USA. Optics Express—Songnian Fu, Guandong University of Technology, China; Xiaoming Wei, South China University of Technology, China. Photonics Research—Yang Xu, Zhejiang University, China; Chao Zhou, Washington University in St. Louis, USA.
We thank the following editors for agreeing to serve a second term: Optica—Thomas Krauss, University of York, UK (as Deputy Editor). Optical Materials Express—Germano Montemezzani, University of Lorraine, France. Optics Letters—Cristian Antonelli, University of L’Aquila, Italy; Hanne Ludvigsen, Aalto University, Finland; William Shieh, Westlake University, China (as Deputy Editor). Photonics Research—Nunzio Cennamo, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy.
We thank the following editors, who have recently finished their terms, for their years of service: Applied Optics—Songnian Fu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China; John Heebner, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA, Adriana Szeghalmi, Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, Germany. Sanshui Xiao, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark. Chi Xiong, IBM TJ Watson, USA. JOCN—Antonio García-Zambrana, Universidad de Málaga, Spain. JOSA A—Alessandro Rizzi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy. Optica—Klaus Petermann, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Aleksei M. Zheltikov, Texas A&M University, USA, and M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia.