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Corning Student Paper Competition Finalists Announced


28 February 2011

Lyndsay Meyer

Corning Student Paper Competition Finalists Announced

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 —The OSA Foundation and Corning Incorporated today announced the finalists of the Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition, which recognizes future leaders in optical communications. The winners will be recognized during this year’s Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) to be held March 6 – 10 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The six Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition finalists were selected from more than 380 submissions. Competition submissions were reviewed and scored by the OFC/NFOEC technical program committee and 22 semi-finalists were selected based on standard OFC/NFOEC paper review criteria. The Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition review committee, comprised of the OFC/NFOEC general chairs and program chairs, selected the finalists and will view their presentations at OFC/NFOEC to determine the winners. Finalists will be judged based on innovation, research excellence and presentation skills. The grand-prize winner will receive $1,500, and two papers of honorable mention will receive $1,000 each.

The Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition has consistently highlighted some of the brightest young minds across the globe in this field, and this year’s competition has certainly lived up to that reputation,” said Chuck Joyner one of this year’s OFC/NFOEC program chairs. “The students here are providing insight and innovation into the world of optical communications that demonstrates knowledge and understanding that far exceeds expectations. We congratulate all of the finalists and look forward to their paper presentations.”

Finalists for the Corning Competition 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

Liang Du, Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
Paper: Experimental Demonstration of XPM Compensation for CO-OFDM Systems with Periodic Dispersion Maps

Neil Guerrero Gonzalez, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
Paper: Supporting Mixed Modulation Formats and Bit-rates

Chamil Jayasundara, National ICT Australia, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Paper: Energy Efficient Content Distribution for VoD Services

Seung Pil Jung, Department of EE, KAIST, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Paper: Generation of 5-Gbps QPSK Signal using Directly Modulated RSOA for 100-km Coherent WDM PON

Maria Spyropoulou, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Paper: Large-Scale Photonic Integrated Circuit for Multi-Format Regeneration and Wavelength Conversion

About the OSA Foundation
The OSA Foundation was established in 2002 to support philanthropic activities that help further the Optical Society's (OSA) mission by concentrating its efforts on programs that advance youth science education, provide optics and photonics education to underserved populations, provide career and professional development resources and support awards & honors that recognize technical and business excellence. The grants funded by the OSA Foundation are made possible by the generous donations of its supporters as well as the dollar-for-dollar match by OSA. The Foundation is exempt from U.S. federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is a public charity. To learn more about the OSA Foundation or to find out how to donate, please visit or email

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.

Since 1975, the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) has provided an annual backdrop for the optical communications field to network and share research and innovations. In 2005, OFC joined forces with the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC) creating the largest and most comprehensive international event for optical communications. By combining an exposition of more than 500 companies, with a unique program of peer-reviewed technical programming and special focused educational sessions, OFC/NFOEC provides an unparalleled opportunity reaching every audience from service providers to optical equipment manufacturers and beyond.

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.

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