Award Winners

Aron Kressel Award
Yearsort icon Award Winner Description
2013 Sarath Gunapala For pioneering contributions to the development of quantum structures based infrared detectors and imaging focal plane arrays.
http://photonicssociety.org/sites/default/files/AK Recipient.pdf
2012 Bahram Jalali "For contributions to the science and technology of silicon photonics.”
2011 Ian White For contributions in the field of III-V photonic devices for data-communication transmission and routing applications.
http://photonicssociety.org/newsletters/aug11/Career-KresselRecipient.html
2010
Steven P. DenBaars
James S. Speck
For pioneering work in the development of high-efficiency nonpolar and semipolar nitride-based materials and devices for solid state lighting.
http://photonicssociety.org/newsletters/aug10/KresselAward.html
2009
Larry Coldren
Jack Jewell
For original contributions enabling low threshold, manufacturable VCSELs
http://photonicssociety.org/newsletters/oct09/AronKresselAward.html
2008 Henryk Temkin For outstanding contributions and leadership in advancing opto-electronic materials and devices spanning from the infrared to the ultraviolet.
http://photonicssociety.org/newsletters/oct08/kressel_award.html
2007 Rodney S. Tucker For contributions to the modeling and analysis and applications of high-speed semiconductor lasers.
sites/default/files/07_kressel.pdf
2006
Charles Joyner
Radhakrishnan Nagarajan
Richard Schneider
In recognition of breakthrough work in the development and manufacturing of Large Scale Photonic Integrated Circuit.
sites/default/files/06_kressel9019.pdf
2005 J. Gary Eden For sustained contributions to the development of ultraviolet coherent and incoherent sources, and to excimer lasers and microplasma devices.
sites/default/files/05_kressel.pdf
2004
Eberhard Latta
Christoph Harder
Volker Graf
For pioneering contributions to high-reliability, high-power telecommunications pump lasers.
http://photonicssociety.org/newsletters/dec04/career.html
2003 Takao Kaneda For contributions to the development and commercialization of avalanche photodiodes for optical communication systems.
2002 J. Jim Hsieh For pioneering development of 1300nm GaInAsP diode lasers for fiber optic communications application and entrepreneurial leadership.
2001 Wim Nijman For pioneering work in GaAs crystal growth for compact disc lasers and founding the Philips semiconductor laser industry.
2000 Gregory Olsen For contributions to the development and commercialization of InGaAs detectors for communications and sensing applications.