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Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition Winner Announced at OFC/NFOEC 2011


16 March 2011

Lyndsay Meyer

Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition Winner Announced at OFC/NFOEC 2011

WASHINGTON, March 16–The OSA Foundation and Corning Incorporated are pleased to announce Liang Du of Monash University in Australia as the 2011 Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition winner. Du was awarded top honors for his paper titled "Experimental Demonstration of XPM Compensation for CO-OFDM Systems with Periodic Dispersion Maps," which he presented at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) held last week at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The $1,500 grand prize and two $1,000 honorable mentions were formally bestowed during the Plenary and Awards Session at OFC/NFOEC.

Du was one of six Corning Student Paper finalists that were selected from more than 380 student paper submissions. Submissions were reviewed and scored by the OFC/NFOEC technical program committee based on standard OFC/NFOEC paper review criteria. The finalists each presented their research at OFC/NFOEC and were judged by the conference general chairs and program chairs based on innovation, research excellence and author presentation skills.

"We are pleased to name Liang as the Corning Student Paper Competition winner," said Dominic Schupke of Nokia Siemens Networks and one of this year's OFC/NFOEC program chairs. "His work shows significant promise and we look forward to the contributions he is sure to bring to the field. We received several outstanding student papers to the program this year. Congratulations to all of the finalists and honorable mentions."

This year's honorable mentions are:

  • Jose Manuel Delgado Mendinueta, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom
    Paper: Digital multi-rate receiver for 10GE-PON and GE-PON coexistence
  • Neil Guerrero Gonzalez, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
    Paper: Supporting Mixed Modulation Formats and Bit-rates

Submissions for the 2012 Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition will be accepted during the 2012 OFC/NFOEC Call for Papers process.

About the OSA Foundation
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About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated ( is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.

For more than 35 years, the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) has been the premier destination for converging breakthrough research and innovation in telecommunications, optical networking and, recently, datacom and computing. Uniting service providers, systems companies, enterprise customers, IT businesses and component manufacturers, along with researchers, engineers and development teams, OFC/NFOEC combines dynamic business programming, an exposition of more than 500 companies and cutting-edge peer-reviewed research into one event that showcases the trends and pulse of the entire optical communications industry.

OFC/NFOEC is managed by the Optical Society (OSA) and co-sponsored by OSA, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Communications Society (IEEE/ComSoc) and the IEEE Photonics Society. Acting as a non-financial technical co-sponsor is Telcordia Technologies, Inc. Visit


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