University of California, Santa Barbara professor receives award for contributions to optical communications industry
The Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society have announced that John Bowers, Fred Kavil Chair in Nanotechnology and Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as the recipient of the 2012 John Tyndall Award. Bowers is being recognized for “pioneering research in hybrid-silicon lasers and photonic integrated circuits.”
The Tyndall Award recognizes Bowers’ international leadership in the development of novel optoelectronic devices, including groundbreaking research in hybrid-silicon lasers and photonic integrated circuits. This hybrid technology lowers the costs of photonic sub-systems and allows optical communication technology to be applied to areas where it has been prohibitively expensive.
Bowers was presented the award during the plenary session of the 2012 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center March 4 – 8.